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Topic: Fire-up for 2017 with Speed Networking…

Sprinkled with Networking Tips from Kristi Helzer.
Throw in a voluntary $5-$8 Ornament Exchange
(bring one, you’ll take one home)!
Plus a NorCoWIB spin on the “Ugly Christmas Sweater
contest,” which simply means wear your favorite green & red
holiday attire – and win something special from Accessories
with a Flair…and Hair!
How’s that for the longest title ever?!

Date: Wednesday, December 7th

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Zoe’s, 715 10th St., Greeley, CO 80631

Invite your GirlFriends, the last time we hosted a Holiday Speed Networking was in 2010 and 90 women participated! It was spectacular!

Template to Prep for your 1 minute Networking:
Your Name / Name of your Business / What you do / Tell your Favorite aspect of the Season / How can we help YOU in 2016?

Register to come have a delightful morning learning more about our amazing members – while sharing what’s important to you about you and your business! Our goal is one-to-one face time with everyone attending!

Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door – and I still need to know you are coming for catering count and the room set-up and seating so this will flow smoothly.
You can pay right now by clicking the Payment tab at the top right of each page here on our Web Site. The Pay Pal page gives two options $25 for Workshops and a second option for a one-time fee of $95 to post your profile on our site where we can link to YOUR Web Site. This provides our members with a convenient way to give you business referrals when we meet someone who needs your product or services.
Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Just tuck it in the flower can on my interior front door behind the screen door if I’m not home. If you learned about us in the Tribune – and this is your first time attending, you have until noon Monday, Dec. 5th to register and pay.
Pre-registration is required by 12/3/16, but suggested member registration is the Wednesday prior (11/30) to our Workshop – it makes planning much easier! . All checks are held and deposited the day of our event.

Wishing you and yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We are so blessed by family and friends and THANK GOD for looking out for Ben and allowing him to LIVE and keep working to get his LIFE back! We have drawn strength from your support and prayers. Thank you!

Member opinions and life circumstance – told me it was time to take a break from our wonderful Holiday Boutique this year. Let me know if you’d like to have a Mother’s Day Shopping Spree with vendor tables and a fashion show in May! We have a great program scheduled so we might have to go from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and you would need to be in a mind-set of supporting our ladies who go to the added work of hosting a table for YOUR shopping pleasure.

Also, would you be interested in attending an evening NorCoWIB Networking event in November next year? …With or without a date? Just considering some special activities and I want your feedback. Thank you!

Kristi Helzer is the Developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business in January of 2009…a Co-op that helps business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.
Our members have been sharing topics and speakers they would like to hear from and I am assembling an exciting Workshop chedule for 2017.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister / Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. If you choose to participate and lend your support, just bring a business card and $5.
When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued, there is no annual membership fee. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!
Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 monthly investment in her success!
To further enhance your participation we offer you a chance to post your profile for a one-time fee of $95 for life. This is a tool to make it easier for us to provide you with referrals by linking to your Web Site. Hope to see you on the first Wednesday of each month!


 

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Topic: Open Enrollment Confusion? Let’s Chat!

Speakers: Kristi Rankin, Leading Edge Financial Group a licensed insurance producer/broker

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Flood & Peterson, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley 80634

Please park on the street or in the parking area south of 18th Street so F&P employees have room to park. Thank you!

I can’t tell you how often I hear people tell me they changed jobs because of the benefit package they were offered. As employers, there is nothing worse than investing time interviewing, hiring, training and then losing a quality employee because your small business cannot find affordable insurance to offer your small staff.

I myself changed jobs twice because of better bennies, not just a bigger pay check. When we farmed our family counted on my job to insure, not just myself – but Rich and the boys too!

While operating my own business I was added to Richard’s small group policy, but with changing times, the cost grew to over $1,000/month and so decided to go back to corporate America.

This Workshop with be a great Open Forum to ask questions of a highly knowledgeable woman and get informed answers.

We invite you to sign up and come learn more and share your concerns. Cost is only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door – and I still need to know you are coming for catering count and the room set-up and seating.

You can pay right now here online on the Payment Page of the NorCoWIB.org Web Site – just click on the Payment tab at the top right of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $95 to post your profile where we can link to YOUR Web Site and easily give you referrals.
Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Saturday. Just tuck it in the flower can on the inside my front door.

Pre-registration is required by 10/29/16. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop.

This Workshop and topic are very timely, as we are heading into an Open Enrollment period for Obamacare and Medicare over the next few weeks. So, I am bringing you a wonderful resource to answer your questions. We would like each of you to think about your insurance needs and what your company offers its employees.
How many of you have individual insurance policies? Have you received a 20 percent + rate increase in the mail yet for January 2017?

– How many of you have a hard time attracting and retaining employees for your small business?
– Have any of you ever left a job…or are considering leaving one to find better insurance coverage?
– What can YOU do to improve our situations?

Kristi Rankin wants to hear about your concerns. Please bring your questions to stimulate a great discussion.

Some options she can present include high deductible plans, narrow network plans, direct pay practices, getting politically involved, etc.

Northern Colorado Women in Business is Non Partisan. We respect and honor diverse opinions. AND we have wonderful, thoughtful discussions. We want to hear your questions, thoughts, and ideas.

Leading Edge Financial Group is comprised of a professional husband and wife TEAM, Scott and Kristi Rankin plus Jeff Weber. They manage a holistic insurance and financial products brokerage. You can count on them to assist you with health, life, auto, home, commercial, disability, dental, supplemental, and employee benefits insurance in addition to retirement planning, asset allocation, and Medicare products.

During this open forum you will learn more about:
1. Why Kristi’s team believes Amendment 69 is not a good fit for Colorado.
2. What insurance options are available this fall for a January 2017 effective date based on your circumstances.
3. What small businesses are doing to meet their employee’s insurance needs and attract and retain quality talent.

Kristi Rankin is a Colorado native who graduated from The University of Northern Colorado with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1997.

Having always had a desire to be self-employed, and greatly enjoying meeting new people, she ventured in to the world of insurance and financial advisement in 1999 and intends to be a broker/advisor until retirement.

Kristi has spent many years serving on the board of Northern Colorado Association of Health Underwriters as a legislative chair and has worked closely with various lobbyists and elected officials to educate and inform regarding the health insurance industry, healthcare costs, and solutions to today’s problems.

Kristi currently serves on the board of Freemarket Healthcare Advocates a local non-profit whose mission is to influence healthcare policy in order to restore and preserve free markets, to promote quality care, to reduce costs, and to limit bureaucratic intervention.

Kristi goes home to 5 gentlemen each night, her husband, and 4 large cats. She has a grown daughter, Crystal, who is married and lives in Hawaii with her 2 grand dogs.
Kristi enjoys biking, hiking, theatre, yoga, reading and most any kind of music. Her current daydream for spring 2017 is to add a bulldog to the family mix.

You can reach Kristi Rankin at: 970-356-8162 or kristi@leadingedgefinancialgroup.com
or visit her at:

Leading Edge Financial Group
4673 W. 20th Street Suite E
Greeley, CO 80634
You can also learn more about the services they offer through the Leading Edge Web Site: www.leadingedgefinancialgroup.com

 

     Kristi Helzer is the Founder, President and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business…a Co-op that helps business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.
      Our members endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister / Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. If you choose to participate and lend your support, just bring a business card and $5.
      When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued, there is no annual membership fee. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!
      Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 monthly investment in her success! To further enhance your participation we offer you a chance to post your profile for a one-time fee of $95 for life. This is a tool to make it easier for us to provide you with referrals by linking to your Web Site. Hope to see you on the first Wednesday of each month!

 


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Topic: Building a Business with your Best Friend!

Speakers: Cyndi Duncan and Georgie Patrick, C & G Publishing, Inc
(C & G for Cyndi and Georgie – the ‘Inc.’. we did to protect our personal assets)
These two women were in the business of self-publishing and writing cookbooks for 20 years.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley 80634

Building a successful and satisfying career with a best friend sounds like a television sit-com. But it has been Cyndi Duncan and Georgie Patrick’s reality. They’ve shared each other’s lives and friendship since meeting at Greeley Newcomers in 1976.

They both grew up in small communities, graduated from Colorado State University, their husbands are highway engineers, each raised two daughters and a son while actively volunteering, and they learned to cook from their Moms who seemed to work 24/7. Having all of that in common may have contributed to the lasting friendship they developed.

This was the opening paragraph I wrote for The Best of Greeley magazine’s December 2015 issue about our October speakers.

The history these two women have built has seen them through many ups and downs. They really are a couple treasures full of wisdom!

Have you started a business? Are you contemplating a change to feel more fulfilled? Would you like to work with a family member or friend? Georgie and Cyndi will share pearls of wisdom that will prove quite valuable when launching your business.

Don’t miss this Workshop on Oct. 5th! Register TODAY!  Pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Saturday, October 1, 2016 (my son Ben’s Birthday – boy are we going to celebrate his LIFE!)

Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door – and I still need to know you are coming for catering count and the room set-up and seating.

You can pay right here online on the Payment Page of the NorCoWIB.org Web Site – just click on the Payment tab at the top right of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $95 to post your profile where we can link to YOUR Web Site and easily give you referrals.

Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either:  Kristi’s Kreations, LLC  or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Sunday. Just tuck it in the flower can on the inside my front door.

            Pre-registration is required, all checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop.

Cyndi and Georgie wrote and published 10 cookbooks starting in 1989. Then they published one cookbook for Toni, Georgie’s daughter. Maybe you’ve heard of it: 101 Ways to Make Ramen Noodles. I used to give that book along with a small crockpot as a high school graduation gift quite often.

They went on to publish another book for Jerry AND THEN they published a beautiful poetry book for their dear friend, Donna Jackson’s father.

Their popular One foot in the Kitchen “Quick’ meal series was comprised of six books that they published annually, starting with Quick Crockery in 1997.

Their Nothin’ but Muffins cookbook  has now been published as a lovely hardback coffee table Book. The rights to many of their books were purchased by a Utah publisher. The same Publisher also published their Zucchini cookbook, a “must have” for anyone with a garden growing Zucchini. YOU WILL LOVE IT!

Georgie’s daughter Toni has written six other cookbooks, following in her Mother’s footsteps, including another popular Ramen cookbook. The original Ramen cookbooks have been printed in several formats.

The Food Network discovered Cyndi & Georgie’s talents and included them in an “Unwrapped” segment on Holiday cookies. Hopefully they will share some insight about that claim to fame filmed in Cyndi’s kitchen!  The stories I’ve heard about that hot August day dressed in wool holiday attire had me belly laughing and tears running down my face.

Georgie and Cyndi have warned me that we’d better set a timer—because when they start telling stories they have so much fun feeding off each other, that they get the giggles and lose track of time.  I’ve been with them enough to witness them finishing each other’s sentences and cracking up over shared memories.

They will talk about organizations they founded with other publishers, others that they joined to become more informed about the matters of writing and publishing.

 

During their program you will gather insight about…

  1. Working with a friend and how it makes business ‘easier’ when…
    • creating markets for your product,
    • sharing the ups and downs of the business.
  1. Using caution when hiring friends.
  2. Starting slow and not going into an ‘overload’ mode. Cyndi Duncan and Georgie Patrick moved to Greeley about 40 years ago and still live in the same homes, and their combined 6 children have provided grandchildren to bless their lives. They both love beautiful Colorado, camping, playing bridge, watching the Denver Broncos and spending time with their families.  A love of good friends and good food led to their first Christmas Cookie Exchange in 1979, which proved to be the inspiration to the formation of C & G Publishing, Inc., and their first cookbook, Colorado Cookie Collection, in 1989.
  3.  During this time they volunteered for local and state organizations and were visible pests at their kids’ schools. They will relate to you the joys of working with a best friend for 20 years AND admitting that they still share time together as often as possible.
  4. Cyndi gets a great deal of satisfaction working in her garden and Georgie says there is nothing better than settling down with a good book whenever possible.
  5. For this to have been successful for 20+ years, Cyndi and Georgie said they always put family and their friendship first

Georgie and Cyndi have officially retired, so there is no Web Site to review, but we do invite you to buy one of their cookbooks to help with our Sister-to-Sister / Pay it forward, nonprofit focus for October.

Kristi Helzer is the Developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business…a Co-op that helps business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.
Our members endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister / Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. If you choose to participate and lend your support, just bring a business card and $5.
When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued, there is no annual membership fee. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!
Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 monthly investment in her success! To further enhance your participation we offer you a chance to post your profile for a one-time fee of $95 for life. This is a tool to make it easier for us to provide you with referrals by linking to your Web Site. Hope to see you on the first Wednesday of each month!



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Topic: United Way of Weld County – It’s Not Your Grandmother’s United Way

Speaker: Jeannine Truswell, Executive Director, United Way of Weld County

Date: Wednesday, September 7th

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Bonell Good Samaritan Society-Walz Hall, 708 22nd St., Greeley, CO 80631
Senior Living, Retirement Community, Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center
Park on 7th Street, in front, across the street in the neighborhood or around on the south side of the building.

Have you ever wondered why supporting United Way is important? Here are some solid reasons to consider. Your United Way of Weld County is leading coordinated and collaborative efforts that are cutting edge in nonprofit management and in community impact. This overview will share some of the highlights and give you an opportunity to share your concerns, aspirations and ideas for improving the lives of people in our community. United Way of Weld County is like any dynamic business that has had to change and evolve to be relevant in today’s environment. You’re guaranteed to learn about some exciting results and real impact being achieved thanks to the work of our local United Way.
Jeannine’s program will provide an opportunity to learn more about the vast services available to families in Weld County. Don’t miss it! Register TODAY! Pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Saturday, September 3, 2016 and yes that’s during the coming Labor Day holiday weekend.
Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door – and I still need to know you are coming for catering and the room set-up and seating.
You can pay right here online on the Payment Page here at NorCoWIB.org – just click on the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $95 to post your profile where we can link to YOUR Web Site.
Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Sunday. Just tuck it in the flower can on the inside front door.
Pre-registration is required, all checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop.

United Way of Weld County accomplishes community impact in four distinct ways through a variety of initiatives:
A. Funds and Supports a Robust Partner Agency Network: United Way of Weld County invests in nearly 100 Weld County agency programs using a number of strategies that assure decision-making is accountable and involves community volunteers and civic representation.

B. Provides and Manages Direct Service Programs:

2-1-1 is a comprehensive phone and web based information and referral service that connects users to an exhaustive listing of human service resources in eight Northern Colorado counties.
Promises for Children is a suite of programs/initiatives for childhood health and school readiness and Weld County’s Early Childhood Council.
The Volunteer Resource Center connects individuals and organizations to volunteer opportunities throughout Weld County.

C. Collaborates on County-wide Solutions: United Way of Weld County advances county-wide solutions by leading and participating in efforts that bring the community together for collaborative work including:
 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
 Disaster Preparedness and Response
 Emergency Food and Shelter Program
 FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card Program
 Greeley/Evans Bus Pass Program
 The Piton Foundation Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative
 Promises for Children: Weld County’s Early Childhood Council
 Thriving Weld Dashboard
 Weld Foster Youth Nutrition Program
 Weld Homeless Coalition
 Weld Refugee Collaboration, and
 Weld Together

D. Catalyzes Innovative/Responsive/Resource-Maximizing Partnerships:
Including RITE, the United Way of Weld County AmeriCorps VISTA Project and Weld Project Connect.

Jeannine Truswell has over 30 years’ experience in non-profit management. She has been the President & CEO of United Way of Weld County since 1986. She leads a successful $4 million non-profit organization employing over 30 people. She is responsible for overall supervision including:
• resource development
• resource investment
• financial management
• volunteer management
• marketing and communications
• program development and delivery, and
• community building.
Prior to this Ms. Truswell was the Executive Director for Weld County Partners and owned and operated a private business.
She was a part-time instructor at Aims Community College in the Early Childhood and Child Care Department. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education/special education and hundreds of hours of course work and training in business and non-profit management.
Ms. Truswell is an active volunteer and has served on several local, regional and statewide community boards and committees. She was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve on the Colorado Victims Assistance Board for several years and currently sits on the Colorado Non-Profit Association Board of Directors and will soon join the Colorado Children’s Campaign Board of Directors.

She has received several awards recognizing her accomplishments and leadership including:
 Colorado Non-Profit Association’s Steve Graham Award for Building Non-    Profit Capacity
 Partners Volunteer of the Year
 Colorado Department of Youth Services Administrator of the Year
 Biz West “Woman of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award,”
 Friends of A Woman’s Place Outstanding Woman of Weld County
 Greeley Board of Realtors Citizen of the Year

Jeannine and her husband Bob enjoy time with their adult son Michael and his wife Lindsey, family and friends. She loves community work, to read, work on home improvements, spend time in the mountains in Colorado and on the beaches in Florida, she loves the water!

You can reach Jeannine at United Way of Weld County, 814 9th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
mailto:Jeannine@unitedway-weld.org970-353-4300 / 970-304-6161
or visit the UWWC Web Site at: www.unitedway-weld.org

      Kristi Helzer is the Developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business in 2009…a Co-op that helps business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.
Our members endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister / Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. If you choose to participate and lend your support, just bring a business card and $5.
When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued, there is no annual membership fee. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!
Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 monthly investment in her success! To further enhance your participation we offer you a chance to post your profile for a one-time fee of $95 for life. This is a tool to make it easier for us to provide you with referrals by linking to your Web Site. Hope to see you on the first Wednesday of each month!



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Topic: :*Light up Your Life*

             The Medicine of the Future is Here

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: ArtWerx Gallery

                926 8th Ave., Greeley

Catering: Zoe’s Catering

Speaker: Melody Masters, C.N. -Certified Nutritionist owns Halcyon Health, LLC in Fort Collins, CO. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science focus on Nutrition-NIRA, and is a Certified Iridologist and Certified Light Therapist.

Melody will teach us about LED and Frequencies and how LIGHTS hold healing properties. She will demonstrate the Elan Light System, and how she uses it as a treatment modality in her health and wellness practice. She will share the well documented science behind this system, and how even NASA has used this technology on the space station.This is one of the treatments being used to help my son, Ben, heal from the catastrophic injuries he acquired in the Tank Farm work flash fire in December that burned 40% of his skin and is wreaking havoc with his airway, trachea and larynx and infecting the gums and bones in his mouth causing him to loose teeth due to the chemical inhalation burns he suffered. We are big fans of this healing process.

Through this presentation you will discover:

  1. How important Light is to all living things.
  2. How frequencies work at the cellular level in our bodies.
  3. That our bodies have the ability to heal when given the correct support.

Melody has enjoyed an interesting and successful 40 year career in the health and healing industry. She has owned a health food store at which time she added to her responsibilities serving as both the vice president and then executive president of the Rocky Mountain Nutritional Foods Association.
She has assisted many people on their wellness journey through her private practice Halcyon Health since 1990. In the past she also owned a metaphysical gift and book store; as well as published a health and healing magazine, known as the Halcyon Connection.

Melody was one of many who lost her home and most of her worldly possessions in the 2012 High Park Fire. She says that tragedy brought about changes and blessings beyond anything she could have imagined.
After settling in her rental home, she threw a Gratitude & Renewal Party for all the people whose kindness and support got her through this highly stressful time. As part of the celebration Melody put her creativity to work using branches from the burnt out property. This party favor/craft project was the birth of her Earth Spirit Dolls. She had created a number of them as part of her personal healing process.
She says, “The dolls remind us of the many blessings and grace that come from the process of death and rebirth – truly representing the energy of the ‘phoenix rising from the ashes.’ These unique Earth Spirit Dolls carry a special energy that lighten up any space.

Melody loves working in her vegetable garden, taking Thor, her Bernese Mountain dog, for walks and spending time with her son, Justin Burdick, who is the amazing executive chef at MainLine.

Melody sees clients by appointment only. You can reach out to her at:
halcyonhealth@q.com, or call: 970-484-2411 (o) or 970-690-7449 (c)

Visit her Web Site at: www.halcyonhealth.net

Kristi Helzer is the developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business…a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 investment in her success!



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Topic: Weld County Government – Update on Big County Projects and the Bright Futures Grant Program

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Flood & Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley 80634

Speaker: Julie Cozad, Weld County Commissioner, District 2

Attend this workshop and walk away better informed about what your elected officials are doing in Weld County!

We invite you to register TODAY for yourself and you might want to invite a girlfriend who could benefit from this presentation. Your pre-registration is due by Friday, July 1st. Cost is $25/person. You can pay online using the payment button at the top right of this NorCoWIB.org Web Site or drop off or mail a check to Northern Colorado Women in Business c/o Kristi Helzer, 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley 80634. If you have not succeeded in getting your payment in by Saturday, April 30, your cost will be $30 at the door but Kristi will still need to hear from you in advance to be included in the attendance handout and catering count. We look forward to helping you become better informed about Weld County.

Weld County Government provides services to the public, including:
• Law Enforcement
• Justice Services
o work release, community corrections, pre-trial services
• Planning Department
o land development and building inspection, flood plain, drainage engineering
• Health Department
• Clerk and Recorder
• Assessor
• Treasurer
o taxes!
• Human Services, and
• Public Works

Julie is a member of Northern Colorado Women in Business. She has regular Wednesday morning meetings with the other Commissioners and Weld leadership on Wednesday mornings now, so we rarely get to see her at NorCoWIB. We miss her but admire all her hard work for us throughout Weld County.
Julie will open with a Commissioner’s overview update on the “State of Weld County.” She will include her responsibilities and experiences over the last 18 months. She will then give a brief summary of some large projects being focused on that we are all curious about, like…
• Weld County Road 49 and other transportation related projects.
• She will fill us in on the progress regarding:
o Fix I25
o Highway 34 and
o Highway 85 Coalitions

And you will finally understand the ambitious details of the Commissioners outstanding Weld County Bright Futures program that will help Weld graduating seniors get tuition assistance when heading off to higher education following high school.

You will leave this workshop more knowledgeable than your co-workers and neighbors.
You will:
1. Have a better understanding of what a County Commissioner actually does (roles and responsibilities).
2. Know where our tax dollars go and how the downturn in oil and gas is affecting County Government large projects (especially transportation related ones).
3. Gain an understanding of the Weld County Bright Futures program and the status. And you will learn what YOU can do to help?

Julie Cozad is the current Weld County Commissioner for District 2, elected in November of 2014. Her current term is January 2015 through the end of 2018.
Julie serves on several other Boards and Commissions including, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County, the Women’s Fund Board. She is a member of Johnstown-Milliken Rotary Club and she was appointed by the Governor in December of 2015 to serve on the Colorado Commission on Aging.
As a Commissioner, she represents the Board on the Poudre Trail Board, Poudre Heritage Alliance, Prevention Partners, and is the alternate to the North Front Range MPO.
During her professional career, she worked as a Land Use Planner for 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. She worked for the Weld County Planning Department from 1995 to 2001, Hall-Irwin from 2001-2005 and Tetra Tech from 2006-2014.
Cozad served as Mayor Pro Tem for the Town of Milliken and represented Milliken on many different boards and commissions.
Cozad and her husband, Larry, live in Milliken where they enjoy riding their motorcycles, gardening, hiking, camping and spending time with their family. Julie has two wonderful daughters and three darling grandsons that she loves to spoil.

You can reach Julie at:

Weld County Government
1150 O Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Email: jcozad@weldgov.com     Cell phone: 970-515-2424
or visit the Weld Web Site at: www.co.weld.co.us

Kristi Helzer is the developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business…a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.

We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 investment in her success!

 


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Topic: Setting Your Social (Media) Stage

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley 80634

Speaker: Kyla Benson, East CO SBDC Director of Events and Business Consultant for the East Colorado Small Business Development Center

Social Media is ever changing, growing, and populating the business sphere. With so many tools to use and platforms available it can be difficult to determine what is best for your small business.
We invite you to register yourself and a friend who might benefit from this presentation. Your pre-registration is due by Friday, May 27. Cost is $25/person. You can pay online using the payment button at the top right of this NorCoWIB.org Web Site or drop off or mail a check to Northern Colorado Women in Business c/o Kristi Helzer, 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley 80634. If you have not succeeded in getting your payment in by Saturday, April 30, your cost will be $30 at the door but Kristi will still need to hear from you in advance to be included in the attendance handout and catering count. We look forward to sharing this interesting topic with you!

In Setting Your Social Stage, Kyla Benson of the East Colorado SBDC, will discuss Five STAGE practices for any small business to begin or reevaluate their social media presence.
• Segment
• Target
• Acknowledge
• Generate, and
• Engage

She will also introduce Three P’s to consider when creating content for blogs, posts, feeds, or pins.
You will leave this Workshop knowing more about the:
1. Five stages to addressing Social Media
2. Elements of a Social Media Arsenal
3. Three P’s

Kyla Benson is a Colorado native. She joined the East Colorado SBDC in June 2014. As a Business Consultant, she is responsible for aiding small businesses from start-up plan development and throughout various growth stages.
Jean Daviet sings her praises for the assistance she has provided the Colorado Therapy Horses nonprofit program and she is also working with Eddie & Melissa Maxwell to help make Happy Life more viable!
As the Director of Events, Kyla is responsible for organizing and scheduling workshops and seminars. They always host a variety of interesting and helpful topics of interest at a variety of NE Colorado locations. Learn more at: www.eastcoloradosbdc.com

Kyla graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2014 and holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis in Business Management and a minor in Russian. Kyla has participated in multiple international activities from teaching in the Gorki Captain School near Moscow, Russia …to a study abroad program in Kiev, Ukraine where she attended the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (МАУП). While in Ukraine, she helped to coordinate activities in the marketing office at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup competition at Bukovel.
During her last semester in school, she helped establish, operate, and close a small business (The Four Corners, Navajo Tacos and Scones).

You’ll discover ways Kyla and the SBDC can help your business via online marketing and other resources. You can reach Kyla at:
      East Colorado Small Business Development Center.
      807 17th Street Greeley, CO 80631
      Kyla.Benson@eastcoloradosbdc.com    970-351-4498 direct    970-351-4274 office

      www.eastcoloradosbdc.com

 

Kristi Helzer is the developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business…a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 investment in her success!

 

 

Topic: Green Thumb Therapy

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Evans City Complex, 1100 37th St., Evans CO 80620

Speaker: Melissa Maxwell Co-Owner/Vice President of Happy Life Gardens

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We invite you to register yourself and a friend who might benefit from this presentation. Your pre-registration is due by Friday, April 29. Cost is $25/person. You can pay online using the payment button at the top right of this NorCoWIB.org Web Site or drop off or mail a check to Northern Colorado Women in Business c/o Kristi Helzer, 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley 80634. If you have not succeeded in getting your payment in by Saturday, April 30, your cost will be $30 at the door but Kristi will still need to hear from you in advance to be included in the attendance handout and catering count.

Melissa will share valuable tips on how to plant in containers, what plants to choose for full sun and/or shaded areas.
She will provide information for just about any situation. Studies show that having plants is calming to any environment; thus resulting in a healthier home or workplace. Added beauty outdoors also makes your location more inviting.
Melissa will share handouts with information on: lawn care, plant pests, what plants are cold hardy, what plants repel pests. She will even bring some of the plants so that we have a visual about what plants to use for the topics she is addressing.
She will also clue us in so we are more savvy about what we can compost.
Participants in our May Workshop will leave with…
1. More confidence on how to make your outside areas look beautiful.
2. Knowledge to help with growing vegetables, and herbs.
3. Knowledge on how to enjoy and relax in your own back/front yards.

The Maxwells have done the trial and error exploration to find out what plants work where and what care they need. Melissa has spent time doing extensive research on Annuals, and Perennials, as well as hands-on production for the last 3 years so she can help her customers avoid mistakes.
Melissa says, “I eat, sleep and breathe plants, they are my life and source of income, so it is in my best interest to make sure I know what I am teaching my customers so that they are successful in their own projects.

When visiting Happy Life Gardens you will enjoy a landscape where their valued customers can come walk through the gardens, or just take a break and sit and enjoy the beauty of the foliage that blooms everywhere you look.
Their inventory includes:
– Annuals
– Vegetable and herb starts
– Trees, shrubs and perennials
– They offer vegetable, herb, flower and grass seed
– Indoor plants for your home or business
– Gardening tools
– Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
– You will also find a broad range of beautiful, unique pottery planters, fountains and garden statuary
– Plus a large selection of fairy garden plants and accessories.
Have fun exploring their fully stocked landscape yard offering:
soils, mulch and a variety of rock, landscape fabrics, edging, and flagstone.

In the fall they are also becoming the “go to location” for home grown mums, rudbeckia and hibiscus as customers appreciate their quality and want to support LOCAL.

Eddie and Melissa Maxwell bought Happy Life Gardens in March of 2013 – they were searching for a way to make a more meaningful living and they believe God put them here to make a difference in peoples’ lives. The Maxwells lived on a small acreage outside of Eaton while Eddie worked fulltime in the IT department at UNC and Melissa stayed home, homeschooling their sons. They had a couple large gardens and Melissa sold Avon on the side to supplement their income, but other than that they had no experience as business owners, or any real schooling in horticulture. Everything that we have learned was self-taught, and involved a lot of hours of research. As every small business owner knows, it’s a struggle to make ends meet, so they always go the extra mile to gain return customers and build loyalty with the folks they serve. Their customer service is remarkable! You will want to learn more about the Happy Life Rewards program Melissa and Eddie started two years ago. They offer special rewards to their repeat customers, because “we love to see their smiling faces when they return to shop at our store,” Melissa explained.

The Maxwells will celebrate 14 years of marriage this summer. They are the proud parents of two delightful son’s David, who will be a teenager in August and Daniel, 10 years old. The boys are active in 4H and very involved in “customer service” at Happy Life! Melissa says her “Proudest Moments” occur when watching their boys help out with the business and having customers come in to the store and specifically ask to have our boys help them!
You will also want to meet Piper their mini blue healer. Customers love her and the staff adopts her as their own. She is their spoiled little girl!

Melissa said: “We treat our customers with respect and go that extra mile to make sure they are satisfied. Being a small, locally owned business, we can’t match the prices of the “big box” stores, but we can offer a higher quality product, a broader selection and personal customer service. We want to grow Happy Life to be financially viable, so we can add grow houses to grow our own plants to retail and to also grow produce to supply an inexpensive, healthy food source.

You can reach Melissa and Eddie Maxwell at:
Happy Life Gardens 2000 37th Street Evans, CO 80620
maxwell@happylifegardens.com
970-330-9530
www.HappyLifeGardens.com/
Facebook.com/happy life gardens

Kristi Helzer is the developer and Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business…a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members through our Sister-to-Sister Pay it Forward monthly program assisting area nonprofit organizations. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join us, it’s a $25 investment in her success!

 

Dr. Alexia Peake, has been practicing in Greeley since 2010. She grew up in the Merino Sterling area one of three sisters.  Her passion is helping the sick get well and stay that way! She loves working with prenatal, pediatric, and lower back pain patients. Her best known chiropractic technique, flexion distraction, is effectively used for the treatment of lower back pain, and can be helpful for bulging or herniated discs.  This is also especially helpful for the back pain often endured during pregnancy.

Dr. Peake is also one of only a few certified Webster  practitioners in the northern Colorado area.  This is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment delivered in order to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.

Dr. Peake admits she likes working on large framed individuals, this might surprise some, but being a female in chiropractic practice has never hindered her ability to provide relief to patients of any size or body type.

Her Wellness Center offers a wide range of services to help her patients be proactive in their wellness journey.

Dr. Peake has held a leadership role with the Greeley Chamber’s Young Professionals and has served on the Women’s Fund Board as well as being active in her church.

Dr. Alexia is engaged to Sears Realtor, Brad Inhulsen and they will be getting married at the end of the year. They are closing on their new home this month here in Greeley.

 

Dr. Patricia Sorbo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in biology at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.  She attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.  Dr. Patricia graduated with honors including Summa Cum Laude, Presidential Scholar, and was inducted into the international chiropractic honor society and received a Clinical Excellence award for her outstanding patient care.

Dr. Patricia studied multiple techniques to enable her to provide a wide variety of chiropractic care options.  She believes in continuing her education to provide quality care to her patients.  Dr. Patricia went on to earn her Diplomate in Pre-natal and Pediatric Chiropractic, through the International Chiropractic Association.  This makes her one of only four Chiropractors in the state of Colorado with a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Dr. Patricia Sorbo, along with her husband, Dr. Erik Sorbo, own Weld Family Clinic of Chiropractic at 1713 61st Ave., Suite 102.  Drs. Patricia and Erik have 4 children; Sophia, Zachary, Emma, and Hannah.  Dr. Patricia spends her free time volunteering at the children’s schools, assisting in Tiny Tots at church and serves on the Greeley Children’s Chorale Board.

Dr. Patricia is passionate about educating parents and the public on chiropractic care for the entire family.  She started “Band of Mothers,” which she describes as a tribe of Moms who support each other’s choices and are always there to offer help without judgment.

Patricia donates her time sharing her knowledge with civic organizations, church groups, child care centers, schools, businesses committed to a healthy work force, as well as to other health care providers.  She is available to speak on a wide variety of health related topics and wants people to be consciously involved in their own health care decisions.

 

You can reach members of our presentation team at:
Lynn M. Keber-Osentoski, Counselor – Private Practice: 1905 W. 8th St, Suite 203, Loveland, CO 80537   970-396-5593,   koconsultinglpc@comcast.net,   Lynn’s Scrapbook Business, 2145-36th Ave., Greeley 970.353.4207 lynnkeber@comcast.net   www.my90forlife.com/lynnkeber   www.creativememories.com/user/lynnkeber www.heritagemakers.com/6552

Dr. Alexia Peake, Peake Wellness Center – 3705 W. 12th St, Greeley CO  80634 970-373-4475,   drpeake@peakewellness.com,  www.greeleychiropractor.com

Dr. Patricia Sorbo, Weld Family Clinic of Chiropractic – 1713 61st Ave, Suite 102 Greeley 80634   970-356-5255,   drpatricia@weldfamilyclinic.com,   www.weldfamilyclinic.com

 

Kristi Helzer, gave birth to Northern Colorado Women in Business January of 2009 and facilitates this Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving their goals!  Helzer says “We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do.  We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
 “We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business”.

Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Please invite other area business women we would like to meet and do business with, who will enjoy the benefits of participation.

 

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Topic: Wealth Wisdom for Women!

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Time:  8-10 a.m.

Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley 80634

Speaker: Glenda Haines, Co-Owner and founder of Eves&Haines Wealth Management,  Registered Investment Advisor, Series 65

Eves&Haines Wealth Management provides a financial advisor with an uncommon approach.  Glenda helps her clients find money they are unknowingly and unnecessarily losing through inefficient financial decisions.  Once inefficiencies are identified, she shows her clients how to re-direct their transferred dollars to growing their circle of wealth with tax advantaged, risk adverse strategies.  Glenda and her business partner Jesse Eves believe there is more opportunity in eliminating losses than in chasing higher (and riskier) returns.

Eves&Haines is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the State of Colorado.  They work directly for their clients, and not a broker dealer.  Acting as a fiduciary for their clients, they specialize in financial advising, strategy development, financial planning and active, fee-only investment management.  They also provide the industries best investment and insurance products.

Glenda’s presentation is geared for successful women who are serious about their financial future, and yet feel some confusion about how to make the best financial decisions.  Most financial advice we hear on TV and in magazines is just simple money management.  It’s good advice if you are just getting started in life, but completely lacking in how to create wealth.

Wealth creation requires uncommon wisdom, which Glenda will share with you on March 2nd!

By the end of the Workshop you will:
1.  Discover the areas that have the greatest potential for financial inefficiencies?
2.  Understanding the biggest, yet most misunderstood risk to your retirement.
3.  Become equipped to follow the lead of great investors and wealth creators, because you will learn the key elements to building wealth.

Glenda and her family moved to northern Colorado four years ago and she began her business in Greeley as the co-owner of Eves&Haines Wealth Management.  Prior to forming Eves&Haines, Glenda worked in financial services for Modern Woodman of America.

Glenda’s career in financial advising and investments, started as a result of choosing to leave a 25 year career in engineering and technical management.  Glenda has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and worked in commercial consulting for eight years with Garland Cox Associates in Denver, and then spent the bulk of her career with Xcel Energy.  The last 13 years she was a Director in the areas of commercial and industrial sales, marketing, product development, and business development.

After leaving the corporate position for a more entrepreneurial path, most of her retirement savings were in a 401K, that she now needed to manage!  Glenda chose to learn about investing herself and take charge of her own money.  She then began another five years of formal education in learning about stock market investing.  Eventually her women friends convinced her that she should help others, especially women, make more empowered decisions with their money, and she loves it!  She and her business partner Jesse have been studying with one of the nation’s top financial advisors. She absolutely loves helping their clients grow their circle of wealth.

Glenda is the Vice President of the Greeley Phd Chapter of Business Networking International, a Board member and Treasurer of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambassador with the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Recording Secretary for P.E.O. Chapter EZ, President of the Eaton High School Music Boosters, an advisory council member for the Weld County Colorado Women of Influence, and a member of Centennial Rotary, the Greeley Chorale, Greeley Business Women and Northern Colorado Women in Business.

You can reach Glenda at:

Eves&Haines Wealth Management
4627 W. 20th St. Rd, Suite B
Greeley, CO  80634
www.EvesHaines.com
Glenda@EvesHaines.com
970-616-0727

Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals!
We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do.  We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.   We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!  The workshops cost $25, there is no annual fee. To further enhance your participation we offer you a chance to post your profile for a one-time fee of $90 for life. This is a tool to make it easier for us to provide you with referrals by linking to your Web Site.

 

 

Barb-CUJanuary Program Topic: What’s your intention? Creating a 2016 you love!

Workshop Date: Wednesday, January 6th, 2015

Speaker: Rev. Barbara Bue, Senior. Minister and Spiritual Leader at the Center
for Spiritual Living. plus Connected Coaching for Results

Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop

Location: The Creative Center for Spiritual Living, 1113 8th Ave., Greeley, CO
80631.  Parking Instructions: There are spaces on both sides of the street
and on the west side of the building, plus around the corners.

HAPPY (pending) NEW YEAR! Are you counting down the days and ready for a new
chapter?! This Workshop will be a perfect boost to rev-you-up for an amazing 2016!
       The holiday season seems to play havoc with our sign-up process. So why not just take care of it right now and register TODAY so you don’t forget while you are busy enjoying the holidays with your loved ones. Pre-payment and
pre-registration is required by Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.
Cost: only $25 when pre paid or $30 at the door – and I still need to
know you are coming for catering and the room set-up and seating.  You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the
Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile here and link us to YOUR Web Site.
Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before New Year’s Day. Pre-registration is required, all checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop.

We will explore the question of our individual Life Purpose and the look at our vision for 2016 in various areas of our lives to see if, in fact, we are moving towards our purpose and vision. We will have time to mind map possibilities in one area and Rev. Barb will send everyone home with worksheets to continue on your own with this self-exploration. If you truly
want to live a NEW YEAR and not the same year again – this workshop is for you.
After this process you will go home or back to work with:
1. Questions for clarifying life purpose
2. Wondering what is the “greater yet to be” in areas such as relationships, finance, career
3. A mind mapping exercise to implement and navigate all the important areas of your life

Barb has been working with groups and individuals for about eight years now, supporting people in moving from a life of being pushed by circumstances to leading a life from vision and purpose. More importantly, she’s learned to apply these principles over and over again in her own life.
So she knows they work!

Outside of the church Barb provides some private coaching.  Her clients are highly motivated to make changes in their lives and thinking in order to create results that support them in leading fulfilled and inspired lives.

Barb has years of business experience, both running her own successful antique and estate business and in corporate management, where she spent 15 years managing with Fedex.  She then went back to school for a Masters degree in Consciousness studies where she studied everything from world religions to quantum physics with ethics and church business in between.

She is the Co-Chair of the Department of Ethics and Professionalism for their national organization and has been serving as president of the Greeley Interfaith Association for several years.  She’s become a popular public speaker and loves providing motivational as well as spiritual speaking topics. We are blessed to be on her schedule.

At a time when many churches are struggling to attract and keep members, CCSL is growing. That is incredible! Richard and I have attended many services and we have felt lifted after each encounter.

You can reach Barbara at: 970-351-8122 or revbarb@creativecsl.org or visit their Web Site at: www.CreativeCSL.org.

Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op that helps business women – support each other in achieving our goals!  We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do.  We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.

            We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member!

            The workshops cost $25, there is no annual fee. To further enhance your participation we offer you a chance to post your profile for a one-time fee of $90 for life. This is a tool to make it easier for us to provide you with referrals by linking to your Web Site.


Date: December 2, 2015

Annual Holiday Boutique

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Time: 7:30-10 a.m.
Members only Shopping

Fashion Show and Accessorizing with Linda Winter,

Accessories With a Flair…and Hair!

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Featuring Member Models:
Kathy Baxley, Annie DeJohn Brown, Melanie Fink,  Anne Holicky, &Candiss Mantz 

 

Location: Zoe’s Event Center – Large Room with Stage,

            715 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80631

Breakfast, & Spotlight on YOU Networking!
Your 1 minute Template to the room:
Your Name / Name of your Business / What you do /
Tell us your Favorite Christmas Gift you’ve ever gotten /
How can we help YOU in 2016?

Wear your holiday festive Red & Green outfits!
tree03 The one who outshines the rest with her holiday spirit will win a PRIZE!

Invite your Friends 10:10 a.m. – Noon Open to Public
Support our Member Businesses
One Stop shopping for unique gifts for EVERYONE on our list!

Please Support our Silent Auction
Funds raised will go towards our Sister-to-Sister / Paying it Forward monthly effort,
This month it goes to: Colorado Therapy Horse program.

All bidding will close at 11 a.m.
Bidding will start at 50% of the retail value and will progress in a minimum of $1.00 increments.
If there is an item that bidding fails to exceed 60% of value, we will put it back for a 2016 Workshop.

Vendors listed format –  We Support Small/Local Businesses

Name   phone     email

Business
          Silent Auction donation for your bidding

1) Linda Winter     351-6448     lindaw.accessorieswithaflair@gmail.com
    Accessories with Flair…& Hair!

Our Fashion Show DIVA
Don’t be Frazzled…Be DAZZLED!

Come relax and take advantage of some fabulous retail therapy with Linda and all our vendors. Linda will show you how to jazz up your wardrobe for the holidays plus supply you with fun gift ideas and demonstrate how Raquel Welch can style your hair!
Gift Certificate to Accessories $50 value

2) Allison Dunning     631-0110     allison.merrymakers@gmail.com
    Merry Makers & Decorators / A Pane in the Glass
Dunning’s creative art talents. Encaustic Mini art by Brian Dunning – Tiny Framed original art. Stained Glass by Allison Dunning, Elise, Rowan, and Isabelle Dunning. – Also “A Pane in the Glass” pieces by Annette Jeane & Allison.
           An original stained glass by Allison, “A Pane in the Glass” $50 value

3) Patricia Sorbo     356-5255     drpatricia@weldfamilyclinic.com
    Weld Family Clinic of Chiropractic
The stress of the holidays is usually more than our bodies want to physically handle. We will be selling ice packs, Biofreeze and vitamins along with gift certificates for examinations, adjustments and laser treatments to help you manage the holidays and every day.
           4 laser (pain reduction) treatments (normally $160) – Dec. Special $60 value

4)  Mary Lu Walton     313-2603     mwalton@envisionco.org
     Linda Brainard      215-0241     lindabrainard@comcast.net 
     Envision Client Art   

At the Envision table, for your shopping pleasure, we will have Envision heart magnets, unique ceramic pieces/sculptures including Christmas ornaments, note cards and handmade cards made with recycled paper. All items are made by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and are the perfect sized gifts for your staff or as stocking stuffers. Might have a couple small paintings.
Envision Art basket with an oval-shaped acrylic on canvas,
           a small ceramic plate & a package of note cards. $50 value

5) Teri Segelke     378-0240     jtcountryfeeds@juno.com
    J & T Feeds Gift Boutique
Assorted handcrafted items including dog beds, rice bags, and many pet-themed gift items for people and critters from Teri’s store boutique: soaps, wall hangings, purses, etc.
Gift Basket Assortment $50 value

6) Tina Owen     580-0078      owen8244@msn.com
    Le-Vel
Le-Vel promotes the Thrive 8 Week Experience, which allows your body & mind to reach optimal levels of support. Samples of the 3-part Thrive Experience will be available.
Thrive Gift Basket: includes 3-day sample of the 3-step Experience plus samples of              Move, Rest, Boost Activate + $20 voucher towards your 1st order. $45 value

7) Michele Reynolds     405-6130     michele@successtroops.com
    Success Troops /Send Out Cards
Offering a full line of holiday greeting cards, brownies, and miscellaneous gifts you can purchase directly from our table this day! Send cards all year long for $.93 to $1.66 plus postage.
           Beauty Kit (slippers, soap, candle, wine) + gift certificate for 1 hour of bathroom cleaning
           $75 value

8) Candiss Mantz     381-6791     candiss.lujan@hotmail.com
    Nail Art by Candiss / Mary Kay Cosmetics
Purchase Mary Kay favorites and Holiday bundles plus manicure and pedicure gift cards. I’ll also be drawing for a prize you won’t want to miss!
           Mary Kay Satin Hands Gift Set $35 Value

9) Melissa Maxwell    888-0106     melissa@happylifegardens.com
    Happy Life Gardens
Holiday Fairy Gardens, Holiday Dish Gardens, Wreaths, Christmas Cactus, and Poinsettias – perfect gifts for someone special.
           Holiday Fairy Garden $35 value

10) Amber Busche & Toni Ortega     346-1411     tortega@seelifevision.com
     See Life Family Vision Source
We will be debuting the latest in eyewear fashions and selling some top brand sunglasses and accessories that will make super stocking stuffers to help soothe and pamper your eyes.
Penguin Sunglasses & Goodies $150 value

11) Kyle Anne Lucks     290-5194     KALucks@hotmail.com
     That’s Sew Cha Cha
This fun and nostalgic business is full of homemade jams/ jellies and mixes; aprons and home décor. You’ll find unique, and affordable gifts for all ages.
Jam & Jelly Gift Basket + Apron $45 value

12) Kathy Baxley     381-4865     rakmbax@yahoo.com
     Robin Chew       472-1020     workthatsfun@msn.com
     Arbonne International
2015 Holiday products, Arbonne Essentials, and other skincare products for cash & carry or you can place an order to be delivered to your home.
Sugar Plum Bake Eye Shadow Palette $55 value
           Pampermint Gift Set $40 value

13) Michele Kempema     590-7661     michellekempema@gmail.com
     Colorado Craftworks
Colorado Craftworks has been creating homemade gifts and home décor for over 10 years. Lighted Snowman Lanterns for your home and fun imaginative playsets for kids will be featured.
           Snowman Lantern $30 value

14) Julie Walker Richards 302-0020 AskJulieWalker@yahoo.com
     Roosters Men’s Grooming Center / DaVinci
Selling gift cards in any denomination – but 4 x $30 gift cards gets you a $30 gift card FREE…that’s 20% off
A shaving DOP kit for men $30 value

15) June Lemmings     388-3692     June@searsrealestate.com
     Ginger Zech            381-3492     GZinCO@comcast.net
     L’dara
Be introduced to L’dara Anti-Aging products – Serum, Supplement and Flawless Now. Our Serum and Supplement work on anti-aging & a variety of skin disorders from the inside (supplement) and out (the serum)! Add Flawless Now, an Instant Perfecting Gel, all are helpful to women and men of any age, including teens and younger! We’ll share a ground-floor business opportunity with you too!
Gift Card + sample of Flawless Now $25 value

16) Gail Holmes     353-2673     Gail@PregnancyGreeley.com
     Rachel Luckner    353-2673    UNC@pregnancygreeley.com
The Resource Center: Pregnancy & STD Support
Stop by to pick up a FREE mug & coaster and shop through our creative home-made gift items for children and babies! Check out our Holiday centerpieces available by order from the “Borrowed Bride.”
“Date night” basket with movie tickets, popcorn, and other items to make your night special $50 value

17) May Martinez Hendershot     590-6744     maymshot@aol.com
     Trendy Trinkets Handmade Jewelry
Unique hand-crafted jewelry made from silver and semi-precious stones. You’ll find something for every occasion – even for someone difficult to buy for – and at a reasonable price.
           Necklace $35 value

18) Cyndi Duncan     356-9622     CCGcook@aol.com
     Georgie Patrick   356-9458     georgiepat@aol.com
One Foot in the Kitchen – Cookbooks a necessity for every Busy Mom and Working Woman! All proceeds will benefit individuals served by the Colorado Therapy Horse Program at the G.I Joey Training Center.

19) Donna Upton     690-9829     ColoradoGold@juno.com
     KaratBars – gold by the gram
Learn a way to hedge against inflation & acquire 24 karat gold money and develop a gold savings plan. You’ll learn about a FREE website where you have the opportunity to exchange dollars for gold.
Organo Gold Carmel Vanilla Brew Cups $24 value

20) Cyndi Kurtz & Esther Specht      720-515-7171      crazywrapinasnap@gmail.com
     Wood Working Women & Wine
Cyndi McGrath Kurtz is joined by Sherri Zuhlke and Kathy Johnson in hosting crafting groups of 10 women who want to book an evening to do wood decorating parties with their friends – in HER home or YOURS. It’s similar to the paint and wine nights out. The cost varies based on chosen projects. Visit with Cyndi to learn more or to book a party!
           Handcrafted Snowman from reclaimed fence material $30 value

21) Ruth Ebbinghaus     396-1343          ruth@martyandruth.com
     Cyndi Kurtz               720-515-7171   crazywrapinasnap@gmail.com
It Works – WrappingRuth.com / It Works – Wrap in a Snap
Looking to tighten, tone and firm before the holidays? We have a wrap for that! In as little as 45 minutes you can see remarkable improvement on anything from the neck down. We also have over 30 health and wellness products which now include essential oils.
Your choice of body or facial wrap $25 value

22) Karrie Lopezi 215-1503 klopezi@c3-re.com
     Silpada Jewelry
I’m excited to share our Sterling silver (.925) and the newest KR line of trendy jewelry with the same guarantee as the Sterling Silver. Plus, Silpada has added accessories – scarves, handbags and wallets, so come have fun shopping!
Earrings $59 value

23) Julie Soricelli 581-3121 julieoils2013@gmail.com
     doTERRA Essential Oils
Learn why using doTERRA ‘s essential oils everyday will make a change in your overall health. Julie looks forward to giving you an amazing experience with these precious oils!
           Lemongrass essential oil (15 ml), Hand & Body Lotion, Serenity Calming Bath Bar,
           trio oil blend samples & a Living Magazine $42 value
DeAnnaKay Swetzig, Energetic Wellness/Therapeutic Oils
           Assorted Appetite Control Bar Gift Basket, $111 value

24) Dixie Daly 988-2156 dixie@dixiedaly.com
     Girlfriends’ Journey
Girlfriends’ Journey greeting card line was created by faith, for all Girlfriends, as each one walks her path and lives her purpose with passion on this journey through life. Re-discover “Girlfriend Power” and make a difference in a girlfriend’s life today! Mail your messages of love, encouragement or inspiration!
           Package of 10 cards $35 value

More Silent Auction Items:
Glenda Haines, Eves & Haines Wealth Management, Inc.

          Indulgent! – Wine and Truffles  $25 value
Dr. Priscilla Johnson, BioScan

          Eat Right for Your Blood Type (book) & 50% off a Metabollic Profile and consultation
          $80 value

It’s up to all of us to invite our friends to come shop from 10:10-noon to support our members hosting vendor tables. Please share our Workshop Web Link for more detailed information, with your family, circle of friends, co-workers, book club members, service club friends, church pals, etc!

Kristi Helzer is the Owner/Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals!
We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts and organizations that impact community members.
When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Be sure to invite other business women you know who could benefit and whose participation would enrich our group experience. We’re excited to launch 2016 and continue to share our wisdom with other local business women! Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!

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Topic: Delegate, Delegate and Delegate
Get organized, get assistance, discover more time to do the things you thought you didn’t have time to do!

Date: November 4, 2015

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance,  4687 W. 18th St., Greeley 80634

Speaker: Michele Reynolds owner    Success Troops LLC  Former Marine & head hunter, this entrepreneur has continued to blend multiple services into her business since 2007 to better serve her clientele.

Michele helps her clients manage social media, operational planning, blogging, customer retention, welcome calls, follow-up, birthday and anniversary cards, process improvement, tracking, QuickBooks, ghost writing, database management, mail kits/books, Search Engine Optimization, WordPress, graphic design (outsourced to a teammate), etc. We provide over 380 services to our entrepreneurs. Michele appreciates networking and has gained many clients through word-of-mouth referrals.

In this presentation, Michele will educate our attendees on what she does as a business owner in addition to her SendOutCards. She will teach us how to be a good delegator, so we can realize what we might do when looking to hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) and why having a VA network could benefit them so they can do the things that need their time, talent and energy to grow their businesses.

Three key points you will take away
1. How to be a good delegator
2. Initial steps you should take with your VA
3. Why work with a VA network instead of a solo-VA

Michele has owned a virtual assistant network since 2007 when her youngest daughter was born. It was only in 2015 that she decided to merge this business with her SendOutCards business and rename them both Success Troops LLC.
This business was created to meet the need of staying home with her newborn child. Since then, her goal is to keep anyone home that wants to work from home. The #1 request she got in her 14-years of being a top fortune 100 recruiter was “How do I work from home?” Michele was on a mission to make that dream come true for others.
For the first 8 years, all her clients were referred to her by word of mouth marketing from other clients. Michele has 10 staff that are on payroll regularly and is in the process of onboarding a few more.
Michele has earned a Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Colorado Christian University. She has owned a business since 1996. She worked for Aims Community College and is a veteran of the Marine Corps. She is married to a great guy whose first date was attending EvansFest and they share 4 children.
You can reach Michele at:
970-405-6130 or Michele@successtroops.com
www.successtroops.com
Home Office
2427 Water Front Street
Evans, CO 80620

Kristi Helzer is the Owner/Facilitator, who gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals!
We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts and organizations that impact community members.
When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Be sure to invite other business women you know who could benefit and whose participation would enrich our group experience.


 


Topic: Nonprofit Youth Services in our Community
Members of Northern Colorado Women in Business are savvy, well informed women who care about their community. We want to keep awareness high about the many needs of children and youth throughout Weld County. We are meeting at a wonderful community nonprofit and our breakfast is being catered by another superstar nonprofit organization! As business women, we admire what these agencies accomplish with limited budgets, resources and staff. We can and will learn a great deal about how they are lifting up the individuals they serve on October 7th. They are doing amazing work helping children and youths discover bright(er) futures. Don’t miss this chance to learn more. You might want to volunteer for an upcoming event, serve on a board or make a tax deductible contribution by the end of the year. Remember a volunteer experience, where you are truly changing a life, can be a magical networking experience. FACT: Statistics document that people who volunteer regularly tend to live longer! Some of my most respected friends were made while volunteering. Join us…
Date: Wednesday, October 7th 2015 
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: Monfort Youth Development Center of The Boys & Girls Clubs, 2400 4th St. Greeley 80631
Catering: Natalie Leffler, Chef – Kitchen Manager – Weld Food Bank
Speakers names, their agency affiliation, location, and contact information appears at the top of each snippet about their agency and program topic:

Emily Stanfill-1Inspiring & Enabling

Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County
Emily Stanfill, Director of Operations
P.O. Box 812 Greeley, CO 80632-0812
(970) 353-1278 or estanfill@bgcweld.org
www.bgcweld.org

Jerry Pawl Clubhouse
2400 1st. Ave. Greeley, CO 80631

Painter Clubhouse was remodeled in 2011 and named Monfort Youth Development Center
2400 4th St. Greeley, CO 80631
Other Weld Clubs:
Two Rivers – now Art Barker Clubhouse in Milliken
Galeton Clubhouse at Galeton Elementary School

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County provide youth development and enrichment opportunities for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. Their mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Emily will be presenting a brief video explaining their programs and services.
This will cover:
1. Who the Boys & Girls Clubs serve
2. What they offer
3. How you can help

Emily has worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County for over five years, and has a passion for serving youth in Weld County.
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JessicaB'sMugChildren should not go hungry!

Weld Food Bank
Jessica Barczewski,
Agency Relations/Child Programs Manager

1108 H Street
Greeley, CO 80631
970-356-2199 or Jessica@weldfoodbank.org
www.weldfoodbank.org

Jessica is responsible for the WFB’s Children’s feeding programs and coordinating food to their agency partners. She will share some of the accomplishments of Weld Food Bank from their last fiscal year, including pounds distributed, number of children served, and stories from clients from around the county.
You will learn about:
1. The reach of Weld Food Bank throughout the county
2. The importance of supporting The Weld Food Bank
3. Impacts the food bank has had on children and their families

Jessica has been with the Weld Food Bank for 7 years as the Agency Relations and Child Programs manager. During that time, she has helped their children’s programs reach beyond Greeley into all areas of the county. She has also helped bring on board partner agencies from communities in the county that are considered “food deserts” where these partners may be the only source of food for people in the area. She has helped oversee programs to help Weld Food Bank partners grow and expand so that they can provide more nutritious foods to their clients. She has also served for many years as the recording secretary for the Greeley Interfaith Association.

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Gail Shatz-CUMatching Youth with Adult Mentors

Partners Mentoring Youth
Gail Shatz,
Program Coordinator

710 11th Ave., Ste. 216
Greeley, CO 80631
970-378-6501 or gails@partnersmentoringyouth.org
www.partnersmentoringyouth.org

The mission of Partners Mentoring Youth is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and academic lives. We provide recreational, life skills and community service activities for our Partnerships and waiting youth.

In her role, Gail matches adult partners to mentor Youths / She recruits local volunteers / Works with Advisory Council Members and Board of Director Volunteers.
Gail will share information about:
1. Volunteer opportunities… (Senior Partner, Activity Volunteer, Advisory Council member, and what it takes to be a member of their Board of Directors
2. How just three hours a week can make a huge difference to a child….and the community!
3. You may just be that friend, role model and advocate one of their youths are looking for…

Gail received her Masters degree from UNC and she has been involved with youth and families for over 30+ years. Before coming to Colorado for graduate school, she worked at a therapeutic wilderness camp for girls. She has proudly worked with Partners for 27 years. Her resume also includes serving as a mental health Children and Family Therapist with North Range Behavioral Health and she was also the past Director of SESS (Suicide Education and Support Services) working in the field of suicide prevention.

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Elizabeth Barber MugSupporting Student Success In Education

The Greeley Dream Team, Inc.
Elizabeth Barber
, Executive Director

1025 9th Avenue, Suite 336
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 348-6380 or EBarber@greeleyschools.org
www.thegreeleydreamteam.org

The Greeley Dream Team is a non-profit organization located in Greeley, Colorado that has worked collaboratively with Greeley-Evans School District 6 since our inception in 1987.

Our mission is To Partner with the Community to Help Children Succeed in School. Our agency currently serves a diverse population of over 1,100 students many of whom are from first generation college-bound and limited-income families.

In 1987 the Greeley community developed a comprehensive Dream Team Scholars project designed to promote a culture of success, support, and caring for a group of 200 sixth graders each year for six years. Upon completion of high school, each participant was eligible to receive up to $2000 for use in a post-secondary training or educational program. Many lessons were learned over the life of this program. The main lesson was that a far off reward, in itself, was insufficient to foster school success for many low-income, at-risk children and youth. It became clear that intensive support services were needed to guide these students throughout their school experience.

With that in mind, they applied for an Educational Talent Search program, which is a federally funded TRiO program. It encourages students to continue and graduate from high school and to enroll in programs of post-secondary education. Over 700 students are recruited and served by the Educational Talent Search program in Greeley-Evans School District 6 middle and high schools. Academic Advisors are assigned to all of the middle and high schools in the district to work with the student participants.
A sampling of services provided include:
• Academic Advising
• Fee Waivers
• Scholarship Search & Assistance
• Mentoring
• Summer Program
• Field Trips
• Grade and Credit Monitoring
• Financial Aid and Admissions Assistance
• Tutoring, and
• Up to a $1500 Scholarship Opportunity.

We have consistently met and exceeded our federal objectives for this program.

We also facilitate Discovery: The Peer Leadership Program, which is a series of classes taught at Jefferson Alternative High School that focuses on leadership and peer mediation skills promoting personal and social responsibility, positive behaviors, team building, and responsible choices. Upon successful completion of the course the students are trained to handle mediation conflicts between their peers. This program serves approximately 350 students annually.

The Greeley Dream Team, Inc. and Bella Romero School partnered together to promote school success for Romero students in the Operation Graduation Program. This program provides an Advisor to work with students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to promote academic achievement, positive attendance & behavior results, and graduation completion. Students meet on a regular basis with their Advisor to achieve program success. The Advisor also coordinates with parents to ensure positive success for the students and access to community resources.

In addition to our other programs, we also partner with the Childcare Center at Jefferson High School. We work with the teen parents to assist them with enrollment in post-secondary education and the support services necessary to achieve it. We are also committed to collaboratively work together towards program accountability and assistance with financial resources for the Childcare Center. We also facilitate the Teen Parent Class, a quarter long elective class for the parents taught by over 14 different community agencies, all focused on early childhood development, literacy skills, health and nutrition, and positive parenting skills.

Along with these programs, The Greeley Dream Team facilitates multiple special events and activities including our Annual Honors Scholars Awards Banquet, Fairway to the Future Golf Tournament, Student Inductions, Parent Orientations, workshops, and more. The staff is committed to community outreach and working collaboratively to help solve problems and provide solutions to help children succeed in school.

The Greeley Dream Team programs are funded by federal and local grants, a trust fund, partnerships, and donations. Many of the students we serve are first-generation college students and come from limited-income families. Assistance through our many partnerships allows us to provide a variety of group and one-on-one services that support student success in education.

You will discover:
1. How we help students obtain success in school.
2. 4 core programs of the Greeley Dream Team
3. Areas where YOU can help

Elizabeth Barber, BA, University of Northern Colorado, is a Colorado native and a 25 year Weld County Resident who has been a strong advocate for youth pursuing a postsecondary education. She has seen, firsthand, how it can change not only the student in a positive manor but also the trajectory of their entire family. As a first generation college graduate in her family, she knows what a difference a post-secondary education can provide.

Elizabeth has worked in the non-profit arena of helping families and their children for the past 20 years. She has served as the Executive Director of the Greeley Dream Team, Inc. for the past six years and has directly witnessed the success of many students graduating from high school and attending a postsecondary institution of their choice. Elizabeth said: “It is a privilege working with our youth today in providing a better tomorrow. I am honored to be on the committee and to continue making a difference in the lives of the students we serve.”

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Gail HolmesPregnant? – No Worries!

The Resource Center for Pregnancy & Personal Health/STD Support
Gail Holmes, Executive Director
822 14th Street Greeley, CO 80631
970-353-2673 970-371-9856 or gail@pregnancygreeley.com
pregnancygreeley.com / www.facebook.com/TRC.Greeley / Tests4Greeley.com

The Resource Center is a community-funded medical center specializing in Pregnancy Tests, ultrasound cardiac confirmations, STD testing and treatment. Support services include one-on-one options advising, parenting classes, prenatal vitamins and community and medical referrals as well as after-abortion care.

Gail will share a short and recent client story to demonstrate how education is critical to the process of trying to decide what to do with a pregnancy. The more education…the less worries. Gail will quickly weave in some statistics, such as how many clients they serve in a year…approximately 1,800…and how many of those are teens and babies having babies. She will also tell us about potential volunteer opportunities!

You will learn:

1. Why it is critical to have an STD test before making a decision about a pregnancy.

2. How the Date Rape Drug test strips work? (Real tests to take home)

3. Quick tips on volunteering at The Resource Center

Gail has served as Executive Director of The Resource Center (former name: Pregnancy Resource Center) for 13+ years. In that time the organization has grown from 250 clients per year to an average of 1,800 per year. The annual budget she coordinates has grown from $50,000 to nearly $500,000.

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Mak TibbettsA Kid’s Place Child Advocacy Center, where the journey to healing can begin!

A Kid’s Place
Mak Tibbetts, Family Advocate and Forensic Interviewer
1610 29th Avenue Place
Greeley, CO 80634
970-353-5970 or mak@akidsplace.org
www.akidsplace.org

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC), with two locations in Greeley and Ft. Lupton, serves children who have been sexually abused or traumatized by witnessing homicide or extreme acts of violence. Services include scheduling of forensic interviews, education about the victim services system, scheduling of medical exams, victim advocacy and support and access to counseling services.

During Mak’s presentation you will discover that:

1. The kids that come in to the Child Advocacy Center to tell their story are very brave!

2. Their goal at the CAC is to serve all child victims in Weld County, ensuring that every child who has been traumatized by neglect, abuse and violence receives immediate, compassionate and effective intervention.

3. The benefits of being interviewed at the CAC includes:

  • comfort and less anxiety
  • relief when children get to tell their story and
  • improved child health and mental health outcomes when support services are readily available.

Mak has been a Family Advocate and Forensic Interviewer for many years, starting at SARA House in Ft. Morgan and eight years with A Kid’s Place.

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Liz Hardy1CASA – The Hardest Volunteer Opportunity You Will Ever LOVE!

CASA of Weld County @ A Kid’s Place

Liz Hardy, Lead Case Supervisor
1610 29th Avenue Place Greeley Co 80634
970-353-5970 or Liz@akidsplace.org
www.akidsplace.org

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates provide services to abused and neglected children. Liz will explain: What a CASA is / Why YOU would want to volunteer / and what you would need to do to be a CASA.

You will learn why…

• Children in the Dependency & Neglect courts NEED CASA volunteers

• How you can be the “constant” in a child’s life and make a real difference

• It is a challenging, yet extremely rewarding volunteer opportunity

Liz is a parent educator and program manager who has worked in Weld County for 15+ years. Besides being Lead Case Supervisor for CASA, she is a trained facilitator for Darkness to Lights Steward of Children Program.

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Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.

We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. Learning more about volunteer opportunities, board positions for area nonprofits and the work they accomplish through their programs and services allows us to provide referrals to those in need and to continue to build awareness and advocate for these valued organizations. One example is through our Sister-to-Sister Pay it forward drawing each month that features a Weld nonprofit.

When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member.

 


 

 

Ashley with hair down-crop Speakers: Ashley Fusco, Owner Raven Sign Studio. Ashley has14 years experience in the sign industry in Weld County. SONY DSCBrooke Gardener, Owner Connecting Signs, Fort Collins. Brooke holds an Associates Degree in Business from NJC in Sterling and studied communications at Colorado University – Denver. September Program Topics: Signage – Increase Your Visibility with any Budget. Tools for Branding your Business, Working a Vendor/Trade Show Booth, Learn tools to be more Inviting when Showcasing & Promoting your Business!  Workshop Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: FMS Bank, 2425 35th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634 In the spirit of professionalism and abundance, Brooke and Ashley have collaborated to come together and share their many resources with NorCoWIB members. You have asked me about tools and I took these two exceptionally talented business women out for coffee and we brainstormed the elements for a truly fabulous workshop. Their businesses both specialize in sign production and design services for businesses of all sizes.  They will provide marketing ideas to help increase your market share and business visibility through products available to help you achieve your brand identification. You will see their examples of: all kinds of banners, trade show display items, indoor signs, exterior signs, lobby and reception signs, table cloths, monument signs, site signs, channel and 3-dimensional letters, posters, billboards, real estate, vehicle wraps (full, partial, decals, and window perf), window and door vinyl, ADA signs, routed/engraved signs, wall and floor graphics. Whew! So if you have a large or small marketing/advertising/ promotional budget, these women will have something to fit your needs. They will be “demo”-ing many of their affordable options to show you how easy these tools are to carry, set-up, use, and take down! Be ready to be dazzled by the convenience you can add to promoting your goods and services. Often education and awareness results in client base growth AND looking professional will attract more customers! Please sign-up TODAY and invite a friend who could benefit! Pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Friday, August 28, 2015 for members and by noon Monday for first-time attendees. Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door (but you still need to let Kristi know you are coming so you are in the catering count and listed on the attendance sheet). You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for our first Wednesday monthly Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile and link us to YOUR Web Site. This is a great tool to gain easy referrals from NorCoWIB members. If you prefer, you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by noon Saturday, 8/29. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. This workshop will be very visual. Actual signs and displays will be used to show the different kinds of signage that will get your business noticed and provide top of mind awareness, which lets you stand out amongst your competition. Demonstration of different types of banner stands will be shown. Items such as vehicle wraps will be shared through a video presentation along with large signs and trade show displays that cannot be set-up in the FMS Bank basement meeting room. You will gain knowledge about …

  1. The Importance of consistent marketing (graphic standards) when promoting your business products and services
  2. Understanding product availability to help promote your business. You leave knowing what types of signs are available that will fit your specific business needs
  3. The price range – from affordable to expensive – for the variety of signage available and how they can fit into your budget

By the time you finish our structured networking minute, you will be able to determine if you are making the most out of what you already have and determine what you still need to get your message seen and heard! Speaker bios: Ashley worked part-time all through her high school years at The Finest record shop, which was an icon for years in Greeley if you loved music! Then while attending college at Aims Community College she went to work for a sign company learning production/installation. This quickly became full-time and she went on to move up the ladder to a customer service position. Then she went on to manage that particular shop. After seven years with that company her ambition got the best of her and she departed in 2009 to start her own sign company with two additional partners. She points out, as everyone knows, “three is crowd,” so again she chose to move on and left that company to start Raven Sign Studios with Colin Mathis in June 2013. She and her “work husband – Colin have built a great reputation serving their valued customers. Ashley has worked in the industry while it has changed from all vinyl plotted graphics to full digital format capabilities. She has taken 3M certified training courses for vehicle graphic installation. She continues to educate herself on best practices and the newest industry technologies. Ashley has been married to Jeremy for one year and they are raising her 6-year-old son Adler who is starting 1st grade. Brooke worked 27 years for a large corporation that produced telecommunications products to businesses (large and small). She started at Western Electric then went on to work for AT & T, Bell Labs, AT & T Information Systems, American Bell, Lucent Technologies and finally Avaya all while never changing her business phone number! She spent her last 15 years in hardware design, research and product engineering. When she got a great offer to retire from Avaya in 2001, she grabbed it. Since retiring she has worked part time in a coffee shop, flower shop, hair salon, and as a health aide in Windsor schools. Then she worked fulltime for a new elementary school in Timnath as their health aid, attendance clerk and registrar. In 2012 her husband retired from his corporate job and they decided to open a sign business. Now she has book keeper, payroll, and many other duties added to her resume! Working in corporate America doing product management has helped her adjust to owning and managing their sign business. To sum it up, all Brooke’s work experiences have helped her to confidently run a small business. I’ve learned to be positive and flexible and if you don’t know how to do something – Google it! Brooke is on the board of The Women’s Fund of Weld County, Zonta Women’s Mural Project in Fort Collins and belongs to Trinity Quilters which makes quilts to sell supporting Trinity Lutheran School in Greeley. You can reach Ashley at:

You can reach Brooke at:

              Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.             We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member!  

Flo ImageSpeaker: Flo Mikkelson, Guaranty Bank & Trust, she has been in local banking since 1978 August Program Topics: An Unexpected View of Historic Greeley Workshop Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: Greeley Senior Center, 1010 6th St., Greeley 80634 Catering: Contemporary Cook Café & Catering Early in Flo’s banking career she used to do walking tours of the older homes in downtown Greeley and learned to appreciate the beauty of their architecture. She has been on The Museum Advisory Board for two different terms and has been an active volunteer at Centennial Village. All of these experiences have led her to appreciate the value of our Greeley and Weld County history and what that knowledge has to offer when working with clients and associates in our area. Knowledge is power. Knowing where our community evolved from gives us a better understanding of what has taken place and been achieved by our forefathers and mothers to be where we are today. Flo also does an amazing program about the Women in Greeley’s History, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. We’ve had some feisty women opening doors for our business futures. Sign-up TODAY – pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Friday, July 31, 2015. Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door (but you always need to let Kristi know you are coming in advance so you are in the catering count and listed on the attendance sheet). You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to Pay Pal where you will discover two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile and link us to YOUR Web Site. This helps us refer business to you! Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, 7/31. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. On August 5th you will learn more about the history of Greeley and its key figures through a ‘walk around tour and narration through their homes.’ Flo will use her journalistic curiosity to identify and share her appreciation for the unusual features in the different homes and some fascinating details about the people who lived in them. You will… 1. Gain some historic information about Greeley 2. Appreciate our older homes for their beautiful architecture and the stories they hold 3. Learn the importance of writing about your life experiences and the value of passing that treasured information on to your family. Interviewing older family members is a lovely way to pass your family heritage down through the generations. You can reach Flo at the Guaranty Bank and Trust Branch at 2700 47th Ave., Greeley – a Full Service Financial Institution where she coordinates the Guaranty 50 Club program. You can email her at: flo.mikkelson@guarantybankco.com or call: 970-454-4116 Flo Davis Mikkelson has deep Ag roots having grown-up on a ranch in Wyoming. She came to Colorado for college where she earned a journalism degree from Denver University. She loves sports and after graduation she went to work for the Athletic Department at DU for the next two years. When DU Football Coach Bob Blackman was hired by Dartmouth, he convinced the University to steal Flo away too. She worked at Dartmouth the next four years in Davis Fieldhouse (which was Flo’s maiden name so she always teased that it was nice they named the building for her). She has some great stories from those years. Her office was on the 2nd floor. The Dartmouth men’s dressing/locker room was on the first floor and the visiting teams dorm rooms were on the 3rd floor with their dressing areas on the 2nd. She said the men made no concessions for her, so there were some, shall we say, exciting moments. Flo stayed until Dartmouth won the Ivy League Title. Her former employers at DU wanted her back so she returned to DU where she remained until 1970. Flo and Dale married in 1962 while living in Denver. Their son Brian was born in 1966. Flo met Willy Schaeffler, the Head Coach for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team and he convinced her to work part-time for the U.S. Ski Association from 1970-74, at which time Dale and Flo welcomed their daughter Melinda to their family. Dale was a realtor who specialized in farm and ranch properties. There were many opportunities in Weld County so the Mikkelsons moved their family to Greeley. Flo was raising her children and made a contact, which helped her decide to start a Handicraft Consignment Shop. They found a home next to the Country Frenchman Restaurant on 5th Street and she worked the same hours as the restaurant was open. She sold a fair amount of macramé plant hangers and soon began hosting plant parties. The addition of the plant parties led to the need for a greenhouse onsite, so they soon moved to another location with space for that addition to their home. As their children got older Flo found her way to the banking business for which we all know her for today. Her banking career began in 1978 at First of Greeley. Some of her duties included event and activity planning. She worked with Wes Sargent who suggested that they start the over 50 Horizon Club for bank members and put Flo in charge. That put Flo on the path of coordinating senior activity programs for banks in Greeley and Northern Colorado. Over the past 37 years Flo has worked in five different buildings that have hosted 18 different bank names, which I find facinating. Flo has also served our community on just about every committee and board imaginable that has been linked to entertainment and the ARTS. She is a networking pro who participates with numerous groups, as her schedules allows. I have always valued her insights and wisdom. What a blessing she has been to our community. You are in for a treat on August 5th, don’t miss it! Bring a friend who would benefit from learning more about Greeley from a true expert. Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other.  We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member!  

jean_morrell_5x7 Speaker: Jean Morrell, Ph.D., Vice President of Morrell & Associates July Program Topics: Helping Successful People Move to the Next Level Workshop Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: Zoe’s Café & Event Center, 715 10th St., Greeley, CO 80631 We will be just inside the front patio For the past 29 years, Morrell & Associates, a leadership, management and development firm, in affiliation with Leadership Management International – where they have been recognized as members of their Leadership Council. They have worked with executives, managers/supervisors and sales staff achieving measurable improvements in their abilities to lead, communicate and produce. Increasing return on investment in both productivity and profitability has been a significant part of that process. Sign-up TODAY – pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Friday, June 26, 2015. Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door (but you still need to let Kristi know you are coming so you are in the catering count and listed on the attendance sheet). You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile and link us to YOUR Web Site.  Or, you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, 3/27. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. Jean will introduce her partner and husband, Pete Morell, President, who has worked with a good cross section of leaders in the Greeley and Northern Colorado community while building Morrell & Associates. Jean always supported Pete’s work even while she was Dean of Students at the University of Northern Colorado, a position she excelled at for 32 years. Blue & Gold is in her blood! Jean has held leadership positions in community and professional organizations on the local, regional and national levels. Jean has been recognized and honored many times over the years for her never ending service. Some of the highlights include: “9 Who Care” Award from Channel 9 in Denver. Jean was honored as one of the Outstanding Women of Weld County at the first annual Celebrating Women’s Gala to benefit A Woman’s Place, where she as the founding President in the 1970s. She was President of Centennial Rotary, President of United Wayof Weld County, Campaign Chair of United Way, President of the American Cancer Society Leadership Council, and a board member of the Community Foundation and the Women’s Fund among others. Currently, she serves on the boards of the local American Cancer Society Leadership Council, the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation and Friends of A Woman’s Place. She is also the Chair-elect of the 12-state Great West Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. This is all in addition to her work in higher education associations at a state, regional, and national level and where she was recognized at UNC twice as the Professional Administrative Staff Employee of the Year and received the UNC Honored Alumni Community Service Award. Jean and Pete were honored as Grand Marshals of the Greeley Independence Stampede and as United Way’s Humanitarians of the Year. Speaking to leadership qualities is a perfect fit for this amazing NorCoWIB member! Jean’s presentation will include a discussion of the Total Leader Concept and tips on how to be a more productive leader. You will learn: 1. To understand the Total Leader Concept. 2. Some valuable tips on how to be a more Productive Leader. 3. Ways to determine if your life is balanced and/or how to get there if it is not. Programs and services Morrell & Associates offer include: Effective Personal Productivity, Effective Personal Leadership, Effective Management Development and Strategic Development, Effective Leadership Development, Effective Communication Practice, Effective Personal Management My-Tyme Workshops, Organizational Goal Setting and Team Building Workshops and Couples Retreats. You can reach them at: 777 8th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 353-4941 pjmorrell@comcast.net Or learn more by exploring: www.petemorrell.com Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member!  

Upcoming Workshop

Janet Konkel Speaker: Janet Konkel, Weld County Fair Coordinator and Nicole Famiglietti, Curator of Exhibits for the City of Greeley June Program Topics: What’s Goin’ on at the Weld County Fair and Upcoming Events and Exhibitions at the City of Greeley Museums Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 3rd 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: The Bunkhouse at Island Grove Regional Park, 525 N. 15th Ave., Greeley 80631   You can reach the ladies at: Janet Konkel at: 970-304-6535 x2085 jkonkel@co.weld.co.us or learn more online at: Weldcountyfair.com NicoleFamiglietti               Nicole Famiglietti at: 970-350-9220 Nicole.famiglietti@greeleygov.com or learn more online at: www.greeleymuseums.com, https://www.facebook.com/GreeleyHistoryMuseums   Learning about exciting things to do in our local community will help you broaden your horizons, give you the ability to share information with clients, customers, family and friends. This knowledge give you leverage when networking! Sign-up TODAY, as we are headed into a holiday weekend and pre-payment/pre-registration is required by Friday, May 29, 2015 so I can turn in our catering count to Diane by Memorial Day – Monday June 1st. Cost: Only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door (but you still need to let Kristi know you are coming.) You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile and link us to YOUR Web Site. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by 5 p.m. Saturday, 5/30. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. The Weld County Fair is a fun family event that has something for every age group to enjoy. Thanks to our generous partners we are a completely free event – no admission charge, no parking charge and all activities on the grounds during the Fair are free. We have livestock shows and every kind of exhibit of items made by 4-H and FFA members and Weld County residents. Whether you enjoy looking at quilts and cakes or watching a pig show there is something at the Weld County Fair for you. Janet will share the Fair Slide Show packed with great visuals to give you a bird’s eye view of what to expect. She will share how businesses can get involved by sponsoring and award or fair activity and by becoming a Weld County Fair partner. You will take away: 1. Dates and times of their events 2. Know more about who is involved with the fair and how you can become involved. 3. The realization that this fun free family oriented event should be on your summer calendar to enjoy and explore daily! Janet is a 10 year member of 4-H and raised three daughters who were also 10 year members of 4-H. While she was a student at CSU she worked on the livestock show that the Livestock Club conducted each year. She worked at National Western Stock Show for 8 years in the Yards (where the cattle are shown in pens and lots of cattle are sold). She has been the Weld County Fair Coordinator since 2011 and says: “I am fortunate in my position to be able to attend a state convention, regional convention and international convention where I can get new ideas for our Fair each year and share some of the great things that are happening at the Weld County Fair with people of similar interests. I love my job and consider it a privilege to be in my position. How many of us get to create fun and get paid to do it!” The purpose of the City of Greeley Museums is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the Colorado high plains region with emphasis on Weld County and the Greeley area. They operate four different sites, three of which are currently open to the public: • The Greeley History Museum • Centennial Village Museum and • The Meeker Home Museum These sites offer exhibits and educational opportunities. They also can be booked for special events including meetings, tours or weddings. Nicole will give us a quick overview of each of the sites and what you can see and experience there. She will also talk about upcoming events and programs including our newest exhibit at the Greeley History Museum: BUILD! Frontiers which will open on June 6th (hint…it involves Leggos!) Your “take aways” will be to become more knowledgeable about: 1. The City of Greeley’s three museums that are open to the public. 2. How these sites offer a variety of changing exhibitions, educational programming and fun activities for adults and families. 3. How the museums can also be a great place to host a special event or meeting. Nicole grew up in Phoenix, AZ. She moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Art History. She later completed a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester in Leicester, England. She has worked in museums in Arizona, Utah and Colorado. She moved to Colorado in May 2013 and started working for the City of Greeley Museums in April 2014 and became the Curator of Exhibits just this past February (so she’s still pretty new at managing all this responsibility).


AllisonD-selfie Speaker: Allison M. Dunning, Certified Balloon Artist, Professional Family Entertainer and Balloon Expert May Program Topic: Being Happy in Business & Things to Think About When Planning an Event Workshop Date: May 6, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: ArtWerx Gallery, 926 8th Ave., Greeley 80631 Home Office by appointment call: 970-631-0110 www.makeitmerry.com – Entertainment Website www.makeitmerry.net – Wedding & Decor Website allison.merrymakers@gmail.com Overview of Merry Maker’s Products & Services: Balloon Décor, Balloon Bouquet Delivery, Balloon Buddies Allison and her team are also Professional Family Entertainers: *Balloon Artist *Face Painters *Haute Coutour Glitter Tattoos *Caricature Artists *AND can provide Characters — Santa, Elvis, Fairy, Pirate, Princesses Sign-up TODAY – pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Friday, March 27, 2015. Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door (but you still need to let Kristi know you are coming.) You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile and link us to YOUR Web Site. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, 3/27. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. Allison will talk about how Merry Makers came to be. Her story includes how she has been guided by a power greater than herself. Meaning her complete faith has allowed her to believe she will have all her needs met and those necessary to supporting her family. I will also include some tips of my trade that will help you with organizing and planning all your parties and events. Three key points you will gain and be able to take away with you following Allison’s program: How to have fun — Three steps to success! What makes a successful Party/Event? Yes… you can do EVERYTHING… but why? Be an expert at what you love and hire someone to help you thereby allowing those professionals to engage in what they love! This will help YOU keep your sanity. Allison&her Girls Allison lives a life of enchantment, while there have been some scary episodes, she has had some truly amazing experiences that continue to surprise and amaze her. She started Merry Makers almost 14 years ago. So besides being a wife and mother and giving birth to three beautiful daughters – she created and developed this business due to an overwhelming need and passion for balloons. You will be amazed at all the things she can do with balloons. She brings beauty and magic to every event she participates in – balloons are NOT just for children’s parties. You need to see her book to realize the scope of what she can accomplish. Allison does her best to live by example and find joy in everyday life. You can learn more about Allison’s services through the following media: http://www.pinterest.com/BalloonExpert/ Like us at — https://www.facebook.com/MakeItMerry http://twitter.com/makeitmerry http://www.balloonplanet.com http://makeitmerry.blogspot.com/ http://www.gigmasters.com/balloon-twister/merry-makers http://decor.balloonplanet.com — This site has some great ideas for balloon decor! Username: MerryMakers –Password: Merry!927Balloo https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105336473550096657704/+MerryMakersDecoratorsGreeley/about (Yahoo.http://yhoo.it/1kCAyfFp ) Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member! TeriSegelke4910-hires Speaker: Teri Segelke, Owner of J & T Feeds Inc. April Program Topic: Nutrition 101 for Your Furbabies Keeping them Healthy Keeps us Healthy! Workshop Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley, CO 80634. Parking Instructions: F & P is at the corner of 18th Street and 47th Avenue. Please park along the street to the south of the building and in the shopping complex also to the south, so employees can park in their lot. Enter through the northwest door and come down the stairs to their basement training room. If we honor these instructions, Flood & Pete might ask us to come back. Thank you! Did you know the average lifespan of house pets in our society today is almost double what it was for those pets we had as children in 70s and 80s? Providing great nutrition and offering supplementation when needed can help our pets stay happy and healthy for many years. Proper training and exercise can add years of enjoyment to both your life and your pet’s . Join us April 1st to learn how to keep your animals happy & healthy they enrich the quality of our lives and deserve the best care possible. Sign-up TODAY – pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Firday, March 27, 2015. Cost: only $25 when pre-paid or $30 at the door (but you still need to let Kristi know you are coming.) You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile and link us to YOUR Web Site. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, 3/27. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. Even if you don’t have a pet, some of the principals of being a good master could help you in managing your daily life, your children’s and employees with improved personal care and better nutrition. o Do you read your pet food ingredient panel? o Does your pet shake his head or scratch continuously? o Does your pet’s breathe smell badly? o Is your pet finicky? You’ll leave this workshop with solutions to these and many other issues. And if you currently don’t have a pet, you might just find the reason to go get yourself one! Their unconditional love surpasses words. At J & T Feeds Teri provides a large variety of pet foods, from the horse to hamster….cat to cow. They provide supplements for your companion animals as well as livestock, including over the counter joint support, digestive support, training treats, pet beds, crates, toys and more. You’ll even discover unique gifts for the two-legged people in your life including purses, wallets, hats, belts, games, puzzels and so much more. Teri and her cohorts offer many services: • Dog Obedience classes • Low cost – vaccine clinics, spay & neuter clinics, veterinarian administered dog dentals and soon they will be able to offer in-house dog washes for your critters too!. Teri has worked in the Animal Nutrition Industry since 1984. She was in upper management at Country General at the time of their closure. This prompted her to begin her own business in March of 2002. Thus J & T Feeds was created. Together, with her son Jeremy, Teri has raised chickens for many years & breeds chickens for 4H children. She has two shop cats and four dogs at home and is an avid animal lover. She is active in 4H as a leader, is on the Weld County Fair Board. She is also this year’s Board Chair for Bark for Life, an annual fundraising event where people can come walk their animals while raising money for the American Cancer Society. Her caring goes beyond animal activities as she also serves on the board for Zac’s Legacy Foundation, devoted to helping families with children coping with childhood cancer and the Barlow Foundation as well. Teri is the mother of two sons and her husband, Russ, operates a local drywall business with his brother. You can reach Teri at: 970-378-0240 and learn more about her services on her Web Site or on Facebook www.jtfeeds.com / www.facebook.com/jtfeeds Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member! SJKlema-mug Speaker:Susan Jewell-Klema, the owner of Something with Pizzaz March Program Topic:Be a PERFECT 10! Gain 5 Tips on Relationship Marketing, plus 5 Tips on Choosing the Right Promotional Items Workshop Date: March 4, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: Contemporary Cook, 5750 W. 10th St. Unit B, Greeley 80634 & Catering Susan has owned her own marketing business for over 20 years. Her resume includes: past involvement as Owner of Western Welcome Services, a newcomer greeting service covering four area communities; experience in radio and print sales; she served as a sales manager of a silkscreen plant; was the Executive Director of Women’s Development Council and remains the current President; she is the Board of Directors of Windsor Chamber; a graduate of Ft. Collins Leading Edge SBA program; as well as participating with several other non-profit boards throughout the years. She recently began a second adventure as Market Specialist for UNC Extended Campus. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Communications with an Advertising emphasis. Sign-up TODAY, space is limited to the first 50 women who register. Pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Friday, February 27, 2015. Cost: only $25 when pre paid or $30 at the door. You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops or a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile here and link us to YOUR Web Site. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, February 27, 2015. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. Promotional products that help send your brand apart, networking consulting, and options for continuing education at UNC. Susan knows the tricks to networking and cultivating business. She explains, “We like to buy from people we know, like and trust. Building relationships is a much better investment of time than simply “selling” to your client.” Susan will fine-tune your skills so YOU will… 1. Remember that there is always a person at the end of every order 2. Won’t treat everyone the same – treat them as THEY want to be treated. 3. Realize networking doesn’t end when you walk out of your networking event Don’t miss tapping into the creative mind of this wise and wonderful marketing DIVA! You’ll be energized to go back to work knowing what needs your attention to impact your visability. You can learn more and consult with Susan at: Something With Pizzaz (by appointment only) 970.231.8750 624 Main St, Windsor, CO 80550 or email her at: susan@somethingwithpizzaz.com www.somethingwithpizzaz.com Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! LisaKeyesPic Speaker:Lisa Keyes, Keyes 2 Wellness / Angelic Intuitive Healer She is an: Ordained Minister Certified Natural Health Practitioner Licensed Spiritual Coach Nutritionist Certified Angelic Reader and Psychic through Doreen Virtue and Accolade Academy Lisa also holds eight additional certifications. February Program Topic: Enlisting Heavens Helpers “Your Angels!” February is a month of Love when Cupid’s Angel arrows are very busy. Come discover the power of other Angels working in your life! Workshop Date: February 4, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634 Catering by Diana Sign-up TODAY so you don’t forget. Friday, January 30th is our deadline for required pre-payment and pre-registration. Cost: only $25 when prepaid or $30 at the door. You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile here and link us to YOUR Web Site. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Saturday, January 31st. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. angel quote 1 Have you ever been a bit curious about things you can’t explain? Do you ever wonder how your intuition works? What are the things some label as “Super Natural?” I don’t claim to understand it, but at times I feel the draw to reach out to someone at just the right moment to make a difference. Or I have known when one of my children is in trouble or sick right as the crisis hits. What causes that action, that feeling? Lisa Keyes has been working with Angels for years. She received a Divine Intervention of her own 17 years ago, having been healed of Bladder Cancer! She is now a Cheerleader of the Angelic Kingdom. All of which have assisted her in her successful Natural Health practice for over 13 years. She has shared her wisdom and gifts through several books and CDs she has written and produced and through comforting conversations with her clients. She will have some of her products available for purchase. Lisa will motivate and inspire you to enlist your Angelic Team in your career and personal life by sharing some ways to communicate with your Angels. You will also discover seven Angelic signs that will let you know your Angels are near. Come participate and you will learn: 1. Angels have been given to us by God our Heavenly Creator and why we have them. 2. How to recognize your Angels when they are intervening on your behalf. 3. Motivation to enlist your Angels in your everyday affairs. On Lisa’s Web Site she says “this profession chose me.” Her father was a chiropractor and she grew up in an environment of natural health. She focuses on body, mind and soul therapies having come to realize the importance of all three on the journey of wellness and being a healthy spirit in a human body. She has worked in a health food store and is a successful manager with Nature’s Sunshine herbal products. Lisa is an excellent educator who shares her passion and energy with us. She has been studying practical Spirituality for over 30 years. As a child, Lisa had many experiences with the Super Natural. Validating specific knowledge of people and events to her parent and family members that they thought were impossible for her to know! While serving others as an Ordained Minister she continued to have experiences. Having practiced as a Natural Health Practitioner, Lisa began hearing from clients’ Angels about their lives and health issues and realized they wanted to assist her with knowledge to help her help her clients! You can reach Lisa at: keyes4antiaging@yahoo.com 720-470-0288 or explore her Web Site at: lisakeyesmdm.com Lisa currently has office in Greeley at Hair Designs, 910 W. 36th Ave. in Greeley; she also works from locations in Loveland and Westminister. You can find these online. Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member! Lemmings June-CU Speaker: June Lemmings, Broker Associate/Owner, CDPE, CMRS Sears Real Estate Those initials are extra licensing credentials. which mean June is a Certified Distressed Property Expert, 5 Star and a Certified Military Residential Specialist  January Program Topic: Impactful Lead Generation & Referral Based Selling Workshop Date: January 7, 2015 Time: 8-10 a.m. Networking, Breakfast, Workshop Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley, CO 80634 in their basement conference room, on the corner of 18th Street and 47th Avenue. Please park along the street to the south of the building and in the shopping complex also to the south, so employees can still park in their lot. Enter through the north west door and come down the stairs. Thank you! Sign-up TODAY so you don’t forget while you are busy enjoying the holidays with your loved ones pre-payment and pre-registration is required by Jan. 2, 2015. Cost: only $25 when pre paid or $30 at the door. You can pay online on our Home Page here at NorCoWIB.org using the Payment tab at the top of each page that will take you to the Pay Pal button where you have two options $25 for Workshops and a one-time fee of $85 to post your profile here and link us to YOUR Web Site. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, January 2nd. Pre-registration is required, all checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. If you want to start the New Year Right, come brush-up on how to provide quality care to your customers. June believes in going the extra mile for her clients to help them not only find the perfect home, but to successfully transition into the community. Through her experience with buyers, sellers and investors she’s grown to understand the unique challenges presented with each clients’ real estate needs, as well as with the current market. These principles can apply to every business we are involved with and want to succeed at! There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional – integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how she works and these are the tips she will share with us to help us do better at our business using what she has mastered. That said, as a real estate professional, she’s found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting her clients first. This means keeping yourself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to their needs. Hmmmm… doesn’t that apply to just about everything we all do? Her “client first” philosophy has always been her approach and it requires June to continually improve her skills and ways of doing business. In addition, she’s found that the latest technologies are enabling her to do everything she’s always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They’ve also helped her to extend the range of services she provides to her clients. During this workshop you will gain: • Tips for making phone calls (cold calls and follow-up) • Relationship/Referral Based Selling – how it works to your advantage • Prospecting/Lead Generation June is a Broker Associate/part owner of Sears Real Estate who practices residential and light commercial buying and selling in Northern Colorado. June has been recognized as a top producer in real estate in Northern Colorado for past for 12 years. During her career she earned the #2 spot in the U.S.A. working for MCI Long Distance for outbound telemarketing, which paid her way through college. She was also #1 in sales/sales training & coaching for America Online. This woman can help you fine-tune your skills! She is the proud, devoted, single Mom to Courtney and Lane and she balances motherhood and career like a pro! When you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Northern Colorado area, which includes Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and the surrounding small town areas in between, please contact June – you will be delighted with her talents and quality service. You can reach June at: 970-388-3692 June@SearsRealEstate.com www.BestColoradoHome.com Northern Colorado Women In Business is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their field to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community and each other. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS by becoming a participating member!

LindaWinter-CUWorkshop Date: December 3, 2014 HAPPY Holidays – Come Shop ‘til You Drop and Support our local NorCoWIB Members’ Vendors Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Networking, coffee and shopping     8-10 a.m. Breakfast, Fashion Show and Accessorizing with Linda Winter Plus “Spotlight on YOU!” Networking 10:15-noon More Shopping – FREE & Open to the Public, invite your significant other, your co-workers, family, neighbors, clients, boss, and friends! Location: Zoe’s Event Center, 715 10th St., Greeley 80631 with Ben Fusco – Zoe’s Catering (just north of Carl’s Junior) Registration: Mail your $25 Breakfast/Workshop check to: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC, 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 TODAY or click on our Payments tab at the top of each page and then use the Workshop Pay Pal button and you can pay online. Please invite other business woman you know who would like to support local and try us on for size! Registration DEADLINE for members Friday, November 28th First time attendees Noon Monday, December 1st. We look forward to this holiday celebration all year long. It’s a one-stop shopping and information hub! Bring your list and you’ll find something unique and special for just about everyone. Our program will feature that amazing entrepreneurial guru of fashion, Linda Winter. She’s a hair stylist, sells Arbonne, Vemma, Organo Gold…just to name a few! She assists Cancer survivors with wigs and makeup to help them reclaim their beauty. She dresses the Rodeo Queens from near and far. She supports the Spirit of Women events and is a ticket outlet. She’s a Business Owner enjoying her 801 8th Avenue location for Accessories with a Flair!…and Hair! her clothing and accessories shop with a hair styling skin care and colors corner all tucked inside just north of the Kress Cinema (and alley). It’s a cozy place to stop for a cup of coffee while you shop and benefit from all Linda’s fashion experience. She is a farm wife, a Mom, Grandma, and active volunteer! She is all about making women feel and look HOT! Five of our members and one member’s daughter will be modeling. Linda has an assortment of accessories to help you extend every outfit. Don’t miss her packing tips as well. She has a gift for making each woman she encounters feel absolutely lovely! Topic: Annual Holiday Boutique & Fashion Show hosting 20+ Vendors Networking will be “SPOTLIGHT on YOU” Share your best 1 minute prepared “pitch.” Tell us: • who you are, • what your business is about, • what products and services you provide, • what makes YOU unique in your industry – • what sets you apart from your competition, and • how can we support YOU with what you see as your greatest challenge in 2015! Plus share a brief favorite holiday memory! Don’t forget to get into the spirit and wear your finest/fun holiday attire! You could win a prize donated by Teri Segelke, J & T Feeds! We will have a $5 Biz card drawing with half going to a member and half helping us sponsor the purchase of an AED through the NCMC-Banner Health Foundation. So please plan to bring an extra $5, or send me your $5 if you would like to participate but can’t make the Dec. 3rd Boutique! Vendors who will be selling at the Boutique include: Accessories with a Flair!…and Hair, Linda Winter Linda will have items that will have you reaching for your purse, she will be bringing a special display from her “Don’t be frazzled….be DAZZLED!” Holiday Collection. Don’t settle for ho-hum fashions seen everywhere. Be an original! Win a fun Shopping FAC Event for you and your friends. Linda will be dressing our fashion show models and adding accessories to give you great ideas to expand your wardrobe. Linda just wants to help you look HOT!! lindaw.accessorieswithaflair@gmail.com Weld Family Clinic of Chiropractic, Dr. Patricia Sorbo Dr. Patricia will share her knowledge about the benefits of chiropractic to keep you well during the holiday season and New Year! A $20 Initial Consultation & Complete Examination certificates will be given to those interested. She will have Biofreeze and Cryoderm to ease aching muscles, pillows to help you sleep and Vitamin D, which everyone should be taking, for sale plus info about other healthy products. You can sign-up for WFCC’s eNewsletter! drpatricia@weldfamilyclinic.com Silpada Silver, Paula Thomas  We will be showcasing all our wonderful jewelry that sells for under $50! We’re so excited to help you find beautiful jewelry to accessorize any outfit. Every woman should have some beautiful BLING to brighten her wardrobe and make her feel special. Bring your gift-giving list and we will help you make the perfect selection! Pauladw10@aol.com Vemma, Robin Mcintire Have you been putting off improving your health? Are you concerned about loved ones who don’t eat their veggies? Robin invites you to taste for yourself and learn about her convenient liquid nutrition that not only has clinical studies that will impress you, but also happens to taste great! She will offer sample tastings of all the Vemma Brands: Vemma (Wellness), Verve (healthy energy) and Bode (Weight Management). Robin can ship products to your loved ones or to you! Being a former personal trainer, she still stands firm that there is no magic pill when it comes to losing weight, but convenience does play a role in following through with weight loss plans! She has an exciting Build and Burn campaign that you will want to hear about so you’ll be ready to go January 1st! trainingwpassion@gmail.com Merry Makers & Decorators is sponsoring Girl Scout Troop 3121, Jr. NorCoWIB members: Allison & Rowan Dunning; Judith & Taylor Baptiste. The Troop has been busy this year making yummy recipes for Gifts in a Jar, using Girl-Scout cookies as their inspiration and base. Each recipe is assembled in the jar and decorated for YOU! So, if you are hankering for a Girl Scout cookie… try one of these inspired creations. GS cookies may also be available, 2 boxes/$6 (cookies will be $4 a box in 2015), so get some now. All money earned will go toward a trip in 2015. Their Belize trip was cancelled, however they have plans to visit Disney World in 2015 and will be partnering with a local non-profit to offer community service. allison.merrymakers@gmail.com J & T Feeds, Teri Segelke You will find just about any kind of dog-related gift you can imagine! So this is a must have stop for your dog-lover friends and family gift giving!!  We’ll also have plenty of western purses, scarves, and collectible such as: Trail Of Painted Ponies (every little girls dream).  jtcountryfeeds@juno.com Karatbars / Organo Gold, Donna Upton Donna will be introducing people to a way to acquire 24 karat gold money and develop a gold savings plan. Gold is a hedge against inflation. All attendees will be given the opportunity to acquire a FREE website where they have the opportunity to exchange some of their dollars for gold. For your Christmas giving there will be some coffee and tea small gift items too. coffee4health@juno.com Arbonne International, Robin Chew Robin will be hosting a lovely table packed with Pure, Safe, Beneficial Arbonne!! Vegan, Gluten Free, no parabens, plus Arbonne products are recommended by the American Anti-Cancer Institute! Come experience Genius or get a 5 minute makeup makeover, learn more about their 450 products! Cash n carry items available for great gifts and stocking stuffers. Credit cards accepted. Gift certificates available! workthatsfun@msn.com Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities, Mary Lu Walton, Celeste Ewert, Linda Brainard, Erica Herman Envision’s arts and crafts booth hosts a variety of small clay and ceramic pieces including plates, bowls, candy dishes and nativity sets. There are Christmas ornaments, handmade cards, bookmarks and prints of original art work. All items are made by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who participate in the Envision Art Program. We’re sure you will find meaningful and unique gifts for the people on your shopping list. The Envision Art Program is intended to build on the natural creative skills of people to increase their social and emotional skills, improve dexterity, enhance ability to focus, and improve self esteem. The goal of the program is not to teach painting, drawing or sculpting in a traditional manner, but to provide the materials, support and encouragement to develop natural talents. If done with care and respect, the art produced can be a window to the soul of the complex and diverse people with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by Envision. mwalton@envisionco.org NEW! Success Troops LLC, Michele Reynolds, USMC, MBA We make success simple. Our success army helps busy people connect better, delegate more and celebrate all of life’s moments. Check out her Send Out Cards, Virtual Assistant and Resume Writing services. michele@successtroops.com BIOSCAN, INC, Dr. Priscilla Johnson Dr. Priscilla invites you to stop by and learn how the preventative benefits of Naturopathy and the simple BioScan process reap long term results. She will be giving away two complimentary Metabolic Profiles and 45 minute consultations, and, an “Eat Right For Your Blood Type” book by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. There will also be delicious “Tastings” and an opportunity to purchase samples. drpjnd@comcast.net 7 Zero Ranch, Karen Heidelmeyer & Jean Daviet The mama goats at the ranch are such amazing milk producers that Karen and her daughter Sarah, being gifted entreprenuers, have developed goat milk soaps in a variety of fragrances and scrubs to soften your skin, elbows and heels beyond compare. These will make fabulous one of a kind gifts and you will want a bar for yourself too! Jean@disciplesofliberty.org Trendi Trinkets – Jewels by May, May Martinez Hendershot Start your Christmas shopping for that special woman in your life with hand crafted jewelry made of semiprecious stones and silver. We have individual pieces in many colors or lovely gift sets that might include earrings + necklace and even a bracelet. You’re sure to find just the right gift at just the right price! maymshot@aol.com Princess House, Harriett Meeker “Cooking with Confidence, Dining with Distinction, Entertaining with Ease” are the Motto of Princess House! You’ll find the perfect gift for friends, family and loved ones with Harriett’s plethora of elegant products. Choose from a wealth of crystal items, everything from wine and champagne glasses to beautiful serving pieces perfect for use during the holidays! All items priced under $50 and should any of you be jazzed enough to book a “friends” show in January or February, YOU will receive 25% off of the products you order at the show you host! Stop and shop and take a moment to sign up for a beautiful piece of Princess House merchandise! Don’t miss the ornaments, they are a perfect gift exchange item, some of your greatest gifts come in small packages. harriett_13@hotmail.com Vinamor, Marla DeJohn The Vinamor sits neatly in the top of every wine glass. As wine is poured over the sphere, the Vinamor exposes it to the greatest amount of surface area, allowing tannins to soften and the desired flavors to flourish. With other aerators, it can take wine minutes or hours to properly breathe and achieve the same result. The Vinamor’s aeration allows for immediate enjoyment of your favorite wine. A perfect gift for the wine lovers on your list! momdejohn@aol.com A Girlfriend’s Journey (cards), Dixie Daly Inspiring girlfriends across the world with a Greeting Card line Dixie Daly is looking for sponsors that would like to be on the back of the greeting card, it’s all about girlfriends while she shares her gift of poetry. The greeting card line will be in local stores and continuing to grow nationwide. This girlfriends greeting card line will touch many hearts as the words explain how much our girlfriends mean to us. Your name, website and Facebook page will be on the card, with 100% of proceeds going to women to network, you can be a part of the Dream. Be part of this journey and share your business, your opportunities your passion in life with the world! Cost is only $125 for 125 cards. The cards are being submitted to Good Morning America through Tory Johnson. Dixie@DixieDaly.com CRAZYWRAPINASNAP, Cyndi Kurtz Have you tried that Crazy Wrap Thing? You can lose inches just in time for that Christmas Dress you have been eyeing at your favorite store. Come see Cyndi at her Crazy Wrap table for more information. If you are interested in being wrapped at the boutique just bring $25 and she will wrap you in a SNAP! crazywrapinasnap@gmail.com Thirty-one Gifts, Irish Martin-Danhoff Organize your holidays with Thirty-One bags and purses. We have bags for every age and style. We look forward to helping you find the bag perfect for each person on your list, including the bag(s) that are perfect for your style:) Professional bags, wine bags, travel bags, bags for men, your everyday purse…we’ll find you the perfect item to meet your needs. irish1198@hotmail.com Peake Wellness Center, Dr. Alexia Peake Dr. Peake will offer a NorCoWIB discount gift certificates for massages at $40 ($60 Value), Ionic foot detox certificates both make a great gift! She will also be selling everyone’s favorite pain reliving gel, BioFreeze! Have a loved one who keeps you up snoring? Why not give them the gift of better sleep with a water pillows! Dr. Peake serves Greeley with her wealth of health and wellness knowledge and she looks forward to serving you and answering any chiropractic questions you may have. Stop by and see what all is offered at Peake Wellness Center. peakechiro@gmail.com Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, Julie Walker Roosters will sell Gift Certificates for all the wonderful Men in your life. This is the perfect gift that will not take up any room in your house or garage! Julie can sell a gift certificate in any amount; however, the NorCoWIB special is buy four $25 certificates and you will get one more $25 certificate for FREE! Ya can’t beat that! We will also have information on the DaVinci Teeth Whitening we offer at the shop. We’d LOVE to brighten your smile. askjuliewalker@YAHOO.com Ultimate – Anti Aging, Kelly Strnad Ultimate Anti Aging featuring the AgeLOC technology of Nu Skin that allows your skin and body to function like it should. Want to produce elastin and collagen again instead of having a facelift? Wish your body didn’t hold onto fat and made muscle instead? Do you long for the energy you had when you were 20? All of these things are possible without using synthetic products or stimulants. Allow your body to function properly, it did when you were younger and can again! Kelly will provide demonstrations as well as small gift items and ideas along with specials on products to gift to yourselves and others this Holiday season. kelly.strnad@gmail.com Energetic Wellness of the Rockies, DeAnnaKay Swetzig & Metaphysical/Physical Massage, Audrey Burbridge, LMT Audrey and DeAnnaKay team up to offer unprecedented service packages and options; available at the NORCO WIB Holiday Boutique. Experience relief with an onsite chair massage – $10 for 15 minutes! Discover the new Vessels Scented Aroma Therapy Jewelry and review their latest at ease and de-stress spa packages and stress relief service offerings from Audrey and DeAnnaKay. Special packages offered through mid-December for overall energetic and physical well-being. These package are available to you, your family, and your loved ones. NOTE: Limited sessions available through the end of the year. Surprise those on your Christmas list with a gift to help them take care and enhance their overall well-being. Package options include, Massage, Reiki, Angel Card Readings, Ion Cleanse Footbaths, Essential Oils, and Elan Light Sessions. Gift Certificates available. Stop by and register for a drawing for Essential Oils. dkranch@greeleynet.com and audreycmt.itworks@gmail.com KB Legacy Designs, Kris Bruntz Kris wants to help BRAND YOU and YOUR business! Stop by for a consultation. She will offer a variety of “mystery” gifts for you to buy for yourself or to buy and share with friends, family, clients, vendors, or customers. You will discover small gifts as well as service packages to help with your web presence and other marketing needs. Kris@kblegacydesigns.com

 

Topic: Oil & Natural Gas101…and Beyond, What’s this industry really all about?

Speaker Team: Julie Cozad, Weld County Commissioner (by the time we meet) and Land Use Senior Planner at Tetra Tech; Desirae Garcia, a Facilities Assistant-in Gas Measurement, Noble Energy Inc.; Katelyn Roberts, Senior Project Manager and Director of Operations, Rockies Region – EIS Solutions Inc.; Sherrie Merrow, LNG/ CNG Development, CNG Advisor, Noble Energy Inc; and Kristi Helzer, Community Relations Representative in Northern Colorado, Noble Energy Inc. Date:  Wednesday, November 5th, 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley, CO 80634 in their basement conference room, on the corner of 18th Street and 47th Avenue. Please park along the street to the south of the building and in the shopping complex also to the south, so employees can still park in their lot.  Enter through the north west door and come down the stairs. Thank you! The oil and natural gas industry, is booming throughout our community.  Why? Because the Good Lord put the dionsaurs here and technology has allowed us to find these fossil fuels and harvest them. Since I joined Noble Energy Inc. at the beginning of the year, I have tackled the challenge of trying to get solid factual information to citizens and answer their questions and address their fears misconceptions. I’m delighted to bring you an outstanding team of professional women who each have an impact in this field in different ways. They have agreed to come and share their role and what that means to the industry and to you and me.  We will answer questions and provide some materials for you to further your exploration into this topic.  You are all bright intelligent women. We won’t tell you how to think, everyone is intitled to their opinion. What we can do is share why we are passionate about what we do. Are you aware that Noble Energy Inc. took the lead working with the Governor, legislature, public health and environmental groups to pass some of the toughest water, air quality and setback regulations in the U.S.?  That’s one of the reasons:

  • Colorado ranks in the top 10 for both air and water quality and
  • As one of the top 10 national “best places to live!”

We will share some video clips, some facts and figures, plus bring some “hands-on” materials for you to examine and explore.  “These visuals seem to truly help people better understand drilling and hydraulic fracuring,”  shared former Community Commissioner and current Aims Board member Mike Geile after our Rotary presentation. We will answer your questions and share resources where you can glean more accurate factual information to equip you to draw your own conclusions about the industry.  I encourage you to bring women who have concerns and fears to join us and ask their questions. We hope you will leave full of knowledge so you can answer questions from your family and friends in the future and impress upon them all the advances that are in place today to help keep our neighbors and employees safe. Please sign-up TODAY for this incredible NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop, it’s just $25.  You can pay online here, just go to the pink color strip across the top of each page Click on it and then take the first option on the top right where it states Payments (in white) click on that button and it will process your Pay Pal payment. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by noon, Saturday, November 1st. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the breakfast count for Catering by Diana.  All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (November 5th).  Thank you to those who already pre-paid! Enforced policy in 2014: If you pay at the door your cost is $30! Some things to think about:

  • Weld County ranks #1 in job growth in the U.S.
  • 110,000 jobs have been created by O&NG industry – 50,000 directly & 60,000 indirectly
  • Industry contributes $30B/year (that’s $81M/day) to the Colorado economy and pays $1.6B in state and local taxes
  • Reduces dependence on foreign oil in a turbulent world
  • Natural gas is the cleanest, least expensive, most environmentally safe
  • Noble manages the production safely and responsibly for over 60 years
  • More than 8,000 active wells 609,000 net acres in the DJ Basin
  • 2,700 Noble Energy employees and contractors live and work in the state
  • Weld County is producing 82% of the O & NG in Colorado

Come and learn more – register today – this will be an informative morning packed with good information. I usually highlight three things you will take away from our WORKshop, however, in November you will leave with an overflowing bucket of knowledge. I hope you will bring a friend. Here’s more about our professional speakers:             Julie Cozad, who on Election Day, will become one of our newest Weld County Commissioners, so we will applaud and celebrate this next chapter in Julie’s professional career! Julie has been a Land Use Planner for almost 20 years, in both the public and private sectors and a Senior Planner at Tetra Tech since 2006. She is currently Deputy Operations Manager and Vice President of Engineering and Consulting Services for the Longmont office with 30 staff of Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers and Planners.  The Tetra Tech Longmont office specializes in permitting and designing oil and gas facilities, aggregate mining projects, dams and other water resource projects and private land development projects along the Front Range.  She is a current Board Member of FUEL which stands for Fostering Unity and Energizing Leadership.  FUEL is an alliance of Weld County civic and business leaders committed to advancing citizens’ understanding of the natural resource industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, sand and gravel resources and water. Julie and her husband Larry love being active outdoors and spending time with their three daughters and four grandsons. You can reach Julie at 970.587.9357or cozad4commissioner@gmail.com             Desirae Garcia, has been with Noble Energy Inc. for 9 years as a Facilities Assistant-in Gas Measurement. She is one of the youngest members of our presentation team, but she holds the most seniority from our Noble Team. Desirae is a Metro State graduate, with a strong project analyst/finance background.  Her laid back approachable manner, intellect and passion for protecting our environment draws people to openly ask her questions about the oil & gas production business. She is a young working Mom of a sensational 8-year-old little girl, with an exceptional fiancé. Desirae shares: “Energy does a lot of wonderful things, and adds a lot of comforts, and safety, to our lives. As a mother, I cannot help but be grateful for every comfort it provides my family, but as someone in the industry I think it’s vital to properly educate people on our operations.  I enjoy getting out of the office to speak to groups. I think it’s wonderful to be a source of industry credibility, and therefore I can empower those in our communities to make informed decisions!” You can reach Desirae at 970.304.5261 or dgarcia@nobleenergyinc.com             Katelyn Roberts, is the Senior Project Manager and Director of Operations, Rockies Region – EIS Solutions Inc. in the Denver Area and part of the Community & Government Relations Team at Noble. She specializes in Public Policy. Kate got her start as a White House intern for Mrs. Bush’s projects and policy office. Upon graduation, she was a member of Senator McCain and Governor Palin’s Advance Team for the 2008 Presidential cycle, and then served as Deputy Scheduler to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT) in the 111th Congress in Washington, D.C. Kate is a contractor for in the Community and Government Relations Department of Noble Energy Inc. where her client focus is on advocacy, community relations activities and communications. She received a MBA from the University of Denver in 2012, with an emphasis on communications. She also holds an undergraduate degree in international business from Ithaca College, in her home state of New York. Kate is also a gifted former dancer who makes her home in Denver with her boyfriend Logan.  You can reach  Katelyn at 720.420.4253 or kroberts@nobleenergyinc.com             Sherrie Merrow, like Roberts (and Helzer), has joined Noble Energy this year as a Contractor focusing on LNG/CNG Development using her vast knowledge as their corporate-wide CNG Advisor. For the past five years Sherrie has been responsible for policy and collaborative activities that would increase the usage of natural gas, including industrial usage, power generation, LNG export and primarily, CNG and LNG for on-road and off-road transportation applications. Her entrepreneurial, action oriented, team-building style has accumulated more than 30 years of management, sales and marketing experience in several industries including Transportation, Oil & Gas, Software Services and Telecommunications. She is coordinating the CNG School Bus program for Noble in all the communities around the world where Noble is doing business. She will share the impact the program is having in Weld County. Sherrie and her husband live in Berthoud. She holds degrees in Computer Science and Literature. You can reach Sherrie at 303.228.4062 or smerrow@nobleenergyinc.com Kristi Helzer, Community Relations Representative in Northern Colorado. Noble Energy Inc. In this newly added position, she is tasked with meeting the public and answering questions, providing informative presentations about Noble’s oil & natural gas exploration and production throughout our area.  She is also responsible for promoting employee community engagement and serves on the community outreach and donations committees based out of the Greeley office. Kristi is a life-long Weld resident whose roots are deeply embedded in agriculture, education and community advocacy. She is a UNC Alum and a cheerleader for the non-profit sector helping people with a hand-up when needed. She has spent the past 25 years as an educator and doing fundraising for a wide variety of Northern Colorado nonprofits through her own Marketing/Communications business. Kristi gave birth to Northern Colorado Women in Business in January 2009 because she believes in the power of women and supporting local businesses. Together NorCoWIB members are accomplishing so much more than they can individually. Through collaboration our members have established a well-respected presence in our community and we are making a difference. Kristi and her husband Richard have shared 37 adventuresome years of marriage and been blessed with two wonderful sons. They carve out time together supporting a variety of community events. They enjoy volunteering.  You can reach Kristi at 970.304.5293 or khelzer@nobleenergyinc.com                       Facilitator, Kristi Helzer, gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business in January of 2009 when the failing economy was frustrating local business owners. This amazing organization is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their various fields to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do.  We believe in doing business locally to sustain a robust economy and a healthy community.             We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member – where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!

Laurie Macomber

Owner, Blue Sky Marketing

www.blueskiesmktg.com

laurie@blueskiesmktg.com

(970) 689-3000

Topic: Modern Digital Marketing – What You Need To Know To Be Found and Appreciated Online! Or you might call it: Inbound Marketing. Permission Marketing. Content Marketing. Whatever you call it, your investment is just your time and creativity to gain customers who will come to love and adore you!

Speaker: Laurie Macomber Date:Wednesday, October 1st from 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634 in their beautiful Chapel/Community Room If you are at all like me, I can’t keep up with all the cool things I could and should be doing on the Internet to market Northern Colorado Women in Business. Do you fully utilize all the online tools available to you to promote your business? We learned some great things we can implement at our September Workshop from Andy and Jill. Many of you thought they would be too expensive, but you discovered they can professionally help you in many ways to do things very affordably. Now Laurie will take us further into that exploration. [expand title=”More about Workshop”] Sign-up TODAY for this incredible NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop, just $25. BIG FAVOR, please register by Wednesday, Sept. 24th (the Wednesday one week prior). This is a must this month, not just a convenient suggestion. I will be in Galveston the weekend through my return flight arriving at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30th. I will get our table decorations and the registered sign-up sheet to Melanie on Friday the 26th and she has agreed to print it and set up the room for us. Bless her heart! So we can still meet as scheduled on Wednesday Oct. 1st…my son Benjamin’s birthday! You can pay online here at: NorCoWIB.org just go to the pink color strip across the top of each page Click on it and then take the first option the top right states Payments (in white) click on that button and it will process your Pay Pal payment. Or you can mail or drop off your Payment to: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, Sept. 26th. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the breakfast count or Catering by Diana. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (October 1st). Thank you to those who already pre-paid! Enforced policy in 2014: If you pay at the door your cost is $30! Laurie will share:  Content Marketing Advice  Content Marketing Plans  Copywriting  Search Engine Optimization  Social Media Strategy  Pay Per Click Advertising Three key points you will gain and take away with you following this presentation include: 1. Ways to get the best of Google 2. How to create your own content and have people clamoring for it on line 3. Don’t be afraid of digital marketing – it won’t bite! Laurie has managed and owned Blue Skies for the past 11 years – a prominent digital agency on the Front Range. Prior to that she was V.P. of Marketing at International Paper – a $26B company. You can learn more and reach Laurie at www.blueskiesmktg.com laurie@blueskiesmktg.com 970 689 3000 Northern Colorado Women In Business…is a co-op organization that thrives on an attitude of women helping other business women – we support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other to gain knowledge and skills to be the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS through your participation! Please share your ideas for up-coming programs and speakers with Kristi. Do a friend a favor and introduce them to this outstanding group of professional women! We average 4-6 new women each month, which is how our database continues to grow. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!

Andy Nagel

Owner, Mirage Productions Inc.

andy@miragevideopro.com

JillJill Bailey

Owner, Flare of Art Photography

jill.bailey@what-wire.com

Topic: ArtWerx Studio/Gallery, Photography and Video: Vital tools for building your image and brand.

Speakers: Jill Bailey, Andy Nagel Date: Wednesday, September 3rd from 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: ArtWerx Studio/Gallery, 924 8th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 Most everyone enjoys taking photos and video, but for business, you need to decide when your media project needs to have a professional touch. We will talk about portraiture, product shots, and techniques for integrating video and photography into your online marketing efforts.

  1. Evaluate your skill level and decide when to use a professional media producer.
  2. Understand your role in directing the creative project.
  3. How to plan and budget for photography and video projects.
[expand title=”More about Workshop”] ArtwerksMirage Productions Inc provides comprehensive video production services for businesses and non-profit agencies. From pre-production consultation through script development, to video production in our studio or at your chosen location, to post-production and program delivery by disc, web, and live streaming, Mirage can help you deliver your message with the most dynamic media available today. Flare of Art Photography creates unique, high-quality portraiture for both personal and business needs. From a quick professional head shot in the studio to a stylized extended- family or individual portrait at the special location of your choosing, Jill Bailey has the professional training and the creative eye to create memories for you that last a lifetime. I’m so delighted that Andy and Jill are welcoming us to their studio so you all can discover some local resources that are affordable and can be part of your marketing budget to promote your business and attract more attention and customers! We will tour their studio and art gallery. You will see art work for sale from their gallery artists that can enhance your home or office. Andy will gift each attendee a DVD featuring work from both Andy and Jill that I had the pleasure of coordinating when we made a little history happen in Greeley in 2009 by producing “A Classical Cajun Gumbo” featuring. Doug Kershaw, the Ragin’ Cajun and UNC Symphony Orchestra. Andy Nagel, Mirage Productions Inc www.miragevideopro.com (970) 356-5104, email: andy@miragevideopro.com. Andy Nagel formed Mirage Productions in 1986 after working for five years as the Local Programming Director at Greeley Cablevision. In the 28 years since, Andy has produced hundreds of TV commercials. Most recently, his work has been primarily focused on corporate communications and marketing for not-for-profit agencies. Major clients include Monfort College of Business at UNC, Banner Health, Land O’ Lakes, United Way of Weld County, A Woman’s Place and Greeley/Weld Chamber of Commerce. Jill Bailey, Flare of Art Photography email: jill.bailey@what-wire.com (970) 396-0509 Jill Bailey has been a professional photographer since 1993 when she shot her first wedding for hire. She is a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) and has earned both her Master of Photography degree and Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She has served on the board of the Professional Photographers of Colorado since 2004 where she is a two time past president. She is the Colorado representative on the board for the Southwest Professional Photographers, and additionally represents Colorado on the PPA Council. She teaches Photography and Photoshop Elements classes as well. Facilitator, Kristi Helzer, gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business in January of 2009. This amazing organization is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their various fields to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to sustain a robust economy and a healthy community. We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS! Sign-up TODAY for this informative NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop just $25. Paid registration due by Wednesday, August 27th. You can pay here or just go to the pink color strip across the top of each page and the first button on the top right states Payments (in white) click on the button and it will process your Pay Pal payment. Or you can mail or drop off your Payment to: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, August 29th. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the catering count. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (Sept. 3rd) Thank you to those who already pre-paid! Enforced policy in 2014: If you pay at the door your cost is $30!

Northern Colorado Women In Business

…is a Co-op organization that thrives on an attitude of women helping other business women – we support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other to gain knowledge and skills to be the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS through your participation! Please share your ideas for up-coming programs and speakers with Kristi. Do a friend a favor and introduce them to this outstanding group of professional women! We average 4-6 new women each month, which is how our database continues to grow. Thank you for your contributions to making us BETTER every month! [/expand]

Chamber-Pic-Dixie-adjustedDixie Daly

Inventor – Entrepreneur – Author – Poet – Loveland Chamber Membership Recruiter Contact Information: On Facebook Angelic Dreams Linked In Dixie@dixiedaly.com

 A Girlfriend’s Journey “Your journey is your path to living your purpose!” “Giving Women Faith in Their Future”

Date: Wednesday, August 6th from 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: Palomino’s, 3390 23rd Ave., Evans, CO 80620 Take Hwy 34 East (keeping to the south) Turn South/Right at 23rd Avenue (before the Greeley Mall) go about another mile and it will be on your left Are you feeling like you deserve more out of life than you are receiving?  Join Author and Passion Test Facilitator, Dixie Daly, on A Girlfriend’s Journey, providing inspiring and informative messages where you will learn how to make quick, easy and accurate decisions through simple question. Do You Find that You: Have trouble making decisions in your life? Do things that you really don’t want to do? Are not making valuable use of your time? Are not living your purpose or your passion? Do You Want to: Make quick, easy and accurate decisions? Live a life that makes you happy and fulfilled? Have time on your side to do things that you love? Live a life of purpose and passion and feel good about it? Receive insights while discovering your inner most passions and purpose on your own individual journey. Discover the hidden secrets to guaranteeing a passionate life in a simple and effective manner with one question that you can bring home and implement immediately! Living your purpose is your gift to You! I have taken The Passion Test and I believe you will benefit from it too! [expand title=”More about Workshop”] Dixie Daly is an entrepreneur, speaker, inventor and author. She grasps the impact of solid mentoring and encourages other entrepreneurs to reach for their goals. Dixie’s mission is to inspire, educate and support others on the best ways to pursue their dreams. She enables others to believe in themselves and make their dreams come true. “Your dreams are just waiting for you to SHOW UP,” she says, “All you have to do is ASK.” People relate to the honest emotions and passion in her poetry. They get caught up in her enthusiasm; they feel inspired and ready to look at life in a different way. Dixie was recently blessed with a talent in writing poetry and has already published three books in six months. Angelic Dreams, volumes one, two and three, are available on Amazon, Nook, and in print. She started a greeting card line with Girlfriends in mind. Dixie has appeared on Denver’s Channel seven and nine, promoting inventions and the creation of new ideas; she knows how to take an idea from scribbled notes to a world-wide market. Dixie’s experience includes 25 years of fundraising with companies like Times Warner and Reader’s Digest, Lead Group Ticket Sales with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team, Committee Member for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and volunteered in Loveland’s School District for over 25 years. Currently, Dixie is employed with the Loveland Chamber of Commerce as Membership Director, an active member of Leadership Loveland and is a Certified Passion Test Facilitator. Throughout her years as an entrepreneur, Dixie has received numerous awards such as, eWomen Network’s International Matchmaker of the Year, and she is an award-winning poet. Contact Dixie Daly and she will share her inspiration and enthusiasm with you, as you embark on your life and business journey! Connect with Dixie Daly at Dixie@DixieDaly.com Sign-up TODAY for this informative NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop just $25. Paid registration due by Wednesday, July 30th (the Wednesday one week prior). You can pay here or just go to the pink color strip across the top of each page and the first button on the top right states Payments (in white) click on the button and it will process your Pay Pal payment. Or you can mail or drop off your Payment to: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Friday, August 1st. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the catering count. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (Aug. 6th) Thank you to those who already pre-paid! Enforced policy in 2014: If you pay at the door your cost is $30!

Northern Colorado Women In Business

…is a Co-op organization that thrives on an attitude of women helping other business women – we support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other to gain knowledge and skills to be the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS through your participation! Please share your ideas for up-coming programs and speakers with Kristi. Do a friend a favor and introduce them to this outstanding group of professional women! We average 4-6 new women each month, which is how our database continues to grow. Thank you for your contributions to making us BETTER every month! [/expand]

Sarah2Sarah J. Wooten

Sarah Wooten has owned her own corporation (Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, Inc.) since 2010, and has been a brick and mortar small business owner since July 2013. Contact Information: www.cranfordcove.com 970-515-5527 sarahwootendvm@gmail.com

Social Entrepreneurism: An Emerging Business Model

Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: Cranford Cove Tea Tavern, 823 10th St., Greeley, CO 80631 This month’s program will be multifaceted and you will hear from several amazing women who are all equally passionate about their careers! Sarah J. Wooten, DVM and owner (with her husband) of Cranford Cove Tea Tavern, LLC Natasha Hurt, Executive Director of Love Made Claim, Inc Donna Upton & Laura Harding, Organo Gold Come see how This beautiful Veterinarian and her Pastor husband are Redefining tea time! Purchase and enjoy loose leaf tea in their tea tavern. Enjoy live music on occasion and browse their selection of teaware. The Wootens serve tea, food, and have a full bar – beer, wine, well drinks their specialty: tea infused cocktails. There is even a Gluten free menu. Organic and fair trade teas available. A portion of all profits go to support Love Made Claim, a faith-based, non-profit organization with the mission to reach those in the sex industry with the truth that they are loved and valued…something every woman deserves to feel! [expand title=”More about Workshop”] Sarah will go over the emerging business model of social entrepreneurship and how it could not only help your business grow, but help you give back to the community. A portion of all profits from Cranford Cove Tea Tavern go to support Love Made Claim. Executive director Natasha Hurt will introduce us to her non-profit and the problem of sex-for-sale industries right here in our backyard. YES Ladies, it’s occurring in Greeley and Weld County! Besides becoming better informed you will leave this Workshop with a better understanding of: 1. The growth of social entrepreneurship as an emerging business model.

  • How social entrepreneurship has facilitated growth of the tea tavern.
  • If interested in social entrepreneurship – finding your passion.

2. Laying a foundation for your business that stands on multiple sources of revenue without diluting your business mission/vision statement. 3. The realities of the sex-for-sale industry here in Northern Colorado and how you can help. Sarah Wooten has owned her own corporation (Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, Inc.) since 2010, and has been a brick and mortar small business owner since July 2013. She graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a degree in Biology in 1998, and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of California, Davis in 2002 and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 12 years. She has been a proud resident of Greeley since 2006. Sarah has recently attended continuing education (tea training) at the 2014 World Tea Expo and attended conferences on social justice at Willow Creek in 2008.

NatashaHurtafterNatasha Hurt

Executive Director Love Made Claim, Inc. A native Coloradoan with a Journalism degree from UNC, who followed her passion for social justice – specifically geared towards working with women caught in oppressive situations. Contact Information: www.lovemadeclaim.com 720-282-9366 natasha@lovemadeclaim.com

Love Made Claim

Natasha, a native Coloradoan and Executive Director of Love Made Claim, Inc., graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with an undergraduate degree in Journalism and a minor in History in 2001. She worked for the High Plains Library District for close to 10 years, in both Circulation and Technical Services. The beginning of 2011 saw Natasha switch gears as she left the library district and followed her passion for social justice by going on a four countries, four months trip with Adventures in Missions, specifically geared towards working with women caught in oppressive situations around the world. Upon returning, Natasha and Love Made Claim, Inc.’s Northern Colorado Director, Mandi Huston, began delivering gift bags to women working in strip clubs with the hopes of fostering positive and supportive relationships. Natasha left for six months at the start of 2012 to attend the G42 Leadership Academy in Mijas, Spain, followed by a four-month internship with Beauty From Ashes Ministries in Ft. Myers, Florida, all in preparation to officially begin Love Made Claim, Inc. in 2013.

DonnaUptonDonna Upton

Donna taught physical education and worked as the Osha Record Keeper at Kodak Colorado Division.before she joined Organo Gold (OG). She loves coffee and wants to share the health benefits of the OG products with others and make money at the same time. Contact Information: www.donnaupton.organogold.com 970-690-9829 coffee4health@juno.com

LauraHardingLaura Harding

Laura worked in Small Business Management for years. She came out of retirement seeking a way to supplement her income and meet new people. Organo Gold made both goals possible! Contact Information: www.lauraharding.organogold.com 970-534-5162 coffeeclue@yahoo.com

Organo Gold

All around the world, people are waking up to the incredible taste and benefits of Organo Gold’s premium gourmet beverages, nutraceuticals and personal care products. These products are designed to suit any lifestyle, and are enhanced with ancient Chinese herbal remedies that have been widely revered for hundreds of years, but, before Organo Gold, remained largely unknown outside of Eastern herbal medicine. One of Organo Gold’s main missions is to deliver the knowledge of these special ingredients to the global community. Sign-up TODAY for this informative NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop just $25. Paid registration due by Friday, June 27th. You can pay here or using the Payment tab in the upper right side of the screen, which takes you to a pop-up for the Workshop (and to pay to post your Profile) so you can use the Pay Pal online option or you can mail or drop off your check to Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Saturday, June 28th during the Greeley Garden Tour. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the set-up planning and catering. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (July 2nd – thank you to those who already pre-paid). If you pay at the door your cost is $30!

Northern Colorado Women In Business

…is a Co-op organization that thrives on an attitude of women helping other business women – we support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other to gain knowledge and skills to be the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS through your participation! Please share your ideas for up-coming programs and speakers with Kristi. Do a friend a favor and introduce them to this outstanding group of professional women! We average 4-6 new women each month, which is how our database continues to grow. Thank you for your contributions to making us BETTER every month! [/expand]

judy_kronJudy Kron

Executive VP The Success Foundation

Charee VoelzCharee Voelz

NorCoWIB Member & Board Member

The Success Foundation; Our Kids, Our Community, Our Dreams

Contact Information: www.d6successfoundation.org Date: Wednesday, June 4th from 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: School District 6 Administrative Building,1025 9th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634 The Success Foundation is a community partnership for educational excellence. It provides opportunities for Greeley and Evans community members to support education in our public schools. The Foundation is in its 4th year of supporting District 6 school students through grants and technology with a focus on building 21st century skills. [expand title=”More about Workshop”] The Success Foundation promotes building a relationship between the business community and District 6 and recognizes the importance of the quality of education and the direct effect of our schools on the workforce, jobs, property values, and overall health of our communities. During their presentation Judy and Charee will explain the history and evolution of their group through a short video showing the impact of the foundation’s IPad project and grant program. You’ll learn more about the link between strong schools and strong communities, which impacts everyone in business. We’ll be invited to participate in their next community FUN and Fundraising – the 1st annual Ride 4 Success! This is a bike ride sponsored by the Success Foundation which will be held on September 27, 2014. They have secured support from the Greeley bicycle community, the Downtown Development Association and the City of Greeley. Don’t miss the valuable information that will be shared. By participating June 4th you will be up to speed about the:

  • Importance of a quality education to the health of a community
  • Impact of our fund raising in the Greeley/Evans schools
  • Opportunities they have so YOU can get involved

Sign-up TODAY for this informative NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop just $25. Paid registration due by Friday, May 30th. You can pay here or using the Payment tab in the upper right side of the screen, which takes you to a pop-up for the Workshop (and to pay to post your Profile) so you can use the Pay Pal online option or you can mail or drop off your check to: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Saturday, May 31st. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the set-up planning and catering. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (June 4th – thank you to those who already pre-paid). If you pay at the door your cost is $30! Judy Kron has been involved with the Success Foundation since its inception. She was elected to two terms on the District 6 School Board and now serves as the Executive Director of the Success Foundation. Judy graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in secondary education. Her working career included 20 years on the staff of United Way of Weld County where she helped create numerous initiatives and programs serving children, including A Kids Place, CASA, and Promises for Children. Charee Voelz is a native of Greeley and a graduate of Greeley Central and UNC. She has been with Flood & Peterson since 1977 and is the Director of the Personal Insurance Department coordinating sales, customer service and insurance carrier interaction. Married to Greg, a retired elementary principal, Charee has a passion for the success of public education.

Northern Colorado Women In Business

…is a Co-op organization that thrives on an attitude of women helping other business women – we support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other to gain knowledge and skills to be the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS through your participation! Please share your ideas for up-coming programs and speakers with Kristi. Do a friend a favor and introduce them to this outstanding group of professional women! We average 4-6 new women each month, which is how our database continues to grow. Thank you for your contributions to making us BETTER every month! [/expand]

Christa SuttonChrista Sutton

Professional Success Coach VP of sales/certified trainer Primary Colors Personality Test, Exec VP, The Heart Link Network Contact Information: www.christasutton.com 307-258-7580 christasuttonmail@gmail.com

The Colors of Understanding: Primary Colors Personality Test & You

Date: Wednesday, May 7th from 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: Pellegrini Ristorante Italiano, 2400 17th St. Cottonwood Square, Greeley Have you ever wondered how in the world another person could do, or say, some of the things they do? The Primary Colors Personality Test is not only a test, but a program to teach how different personalities see the world through different colored lenses. Unlike many four quadrant tests/predictors currently being used, Primary Colors Personality Test offers six personality colors to give a broader spectrum of what colors people’s perceptions, choices, attitudes and behaviors. Once we understand the colored lenses through which someone is viewing their world, we can better understand how to relate to them in business and in life. [expand title=”More about Workshop”] Each personality type also has a different understanding of what it means to be successful. Christa will help you gain some insight by:

  • Taking the test and learning your THREE colors that power your professional world.
  • You’ll discover the difference between centered/healthy and extreme personality traits and what triggers them Unearth your “crazy color” and what that means to you in the workplace.

Sign-up TODAY for this informative NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop just $25. Paid registration due by Friday, May 2nd (the You can pay online here at: www.NorCoWIB.com on our Home Page just scroll down and you will find the PAY NOW Pay Pal button on the left column or you can mail or drop off your check to: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by Saturday, May 3rd. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the set-up planning and catering. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (May 7th – thank you to those who already pre-paid). If you pay at the door your cost is $30! After two decades of experience developing business relationships and mentoring people in both the corporate and direct selling worlds, Christa Sutton chose to strike out on her own in August of 2009. As a success coach, Christa works with individuals and businesses to help them live up to their greatest potential. She is Vice President of Sales with the Primary Colors Personality Test, teaching businesses and other organizations how best to communicate and work with their employees and clients. She is also the Executive Vice President of SponsHerships and Advertising with The Heart Link Women’s Network – one of the world’s largest women’s networking groups with over 220 chapters in seven countries. Christa is a national speaker, sharing a variety of topics including presenting a powerful personal image, time management, conflict resolution, unleashing your inner rockstar, goal-getting – not just setting, and effective networking. As a professional success coach, Christa works with solopreneurs/direct sellers; and hosts workshops on personality training and intentional professionalism. One common thread she found in all her career changes was her love for people. And when she moved into a leadership position in direct selling, she became addicted to “getting down in the dirt” with other and helping them create their version of success. She soon discovered she had the ability to paint a picture that would allow others to see what they could become. Christi can inspire, motivate and encourage others to see and believe the best in themselves and she loves doing it. Christa explained, “There is no greater feeling to me than to watch the transformation of someone who is the process of becoming more.” You can learn more at: www.christasutton.com or contact her at: christasuttonmail@gmail.com or 307-258-7580. I can hardly wait! Northern Colorado Women In Business …is a Co-op organization that thrives on an attitude of women helping other business women – we support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other to gain knowledge and skills to be the best at what we do. We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS through your participation! Please share your ideas for up-coming programs and speakers with Kristi. Do a friend a favor and introduce them to this outstanding group of professional women! We average 4-6 new women each month, which is how our database continues to grow. Thank you for your contributions to making us BETTER every month! [/expand] Topic: Oil & Natural Gas101…and Beyond, What’s this industry really all about? Speaker Team: Julie Cozad, Weld County Commissioner (by the time we meet) and Land Use Senior Planner at Tetra Tech; Desirae Garcia, a Facilities Assistant-in Gas Measurement, Noble Energy Inc.; Katelyn Roberts, Senior Project Manager and Director of Operations, Rockies Region – EIS Solutions Inc.; Sherrie Merrow, LNG/ CNG Development, CNG Advisor, Noble Energy Inc; and Kristi Helzer, Community Relations Representative in Northern Colorado, Noble Energy Inc.   Date:  Wednesday, November 5th, 8-10 a.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) Location: Flood & Peterson Insurance, 4687 W. 18th St., Greeley, CO 80634 in their basement conference room, on the corner of 18th Street and 47th Avenue. Please park along the street to the south of the building and in the shopping complex also to the south, so employees can still park in their lot.  Enter through the north west door and come down the stairs. Thank you!   The oil and natural gas industry, is booming throughout our community.  Why? Because the Good Lord put the dionsaurs here and technology has allowed us to find these fossil fuels and harvest them. Since I joined Noble Energy Inc. at the beginning of the year, I have tackled the challenge of trying to get solid factual information to citizens and answer their questions and address their fears misconceptions. I sm delighted to bring you an outstanding team of professional women who each have an impact in this field in different ways. They have agreed to come and share their role and what that means to the industry and to you and me.  We will answer questions and provide some materials for you to further your exploration into this topic.  Youn are all bright intelligent women. We won’t tell you how to think, everyone is intitled to their opinion. What we can do is share why we are passionate about what we do. Are you aware that Noble Energy Inc. took the lead working with the Governor, legislature, public health and environmental groups to pass some of the toughest water, air quality and setback regulations in the U.S.?  That’s one of the reasons:

      • Colorado ranks in the top 10 for both air and water quality and
  • As one of the top 10 national “best places to live!”

We will share some video clips, some facts and figures, plus bring some “hands-on” materials for you to examine and explore.  “These visuals seem to truly help people better understand drilling and hydraulic fracuring,”  shared former Community Commissioner and current Aims Board member Mike Geile after our Rotary presentation. We will answer your questions and share resources where you can glean more accurate factual information to equip you to draw your own conclusions about the industry.  I encourage you to bring women who have concerns and fears to join us and ask their questions. We hope you will leave full of knowledge so you can answer questions from your family and friends in the future and impress upon them all the advances that are in place today to help keep our neighbors and employees safe. Please sign-up TODAY for this incredible NetWORKing, breakfast WORKshop, it’s just $25.  You can pay online here, just go to the pink color strip across the top of each page Click on it and then take the first option on the top right where it states Payments (in white) click on that button and it will process your Pay Pal payment. Or you can mail or drop off your check made out to: Kristi’s Kreations, LLC or Northern Colorado Women in Business at 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 by noon, Saturday, November 1st. Pre-registration is required to be listed on the networking attendance sheet and included in the breakfast count for Catering by Diana.  All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop (November 5th).  Thank you to those who already pre-paid! Enforced policy in 2014: If you pay at the door your cost is $30! Some things to think about:

  • Weld County ranks #1 in job growth in the U.S.
  • 110,000 jobs have been created by O&NG industry – 50,000 directly & 60,000 indirectly
  • Industry contributes $30B/year (that’s $81M/day) to the Colorado economy and pays $1.6B in state and local taxes
  • Reduces dependence on foreign oil in a turbulent world
  • Natural gas is the cleanest, least expensive, most environmentally safe
  • Noble manages the production safely and responsibly for over 60 years
  • More than 8,000 active wells 609,000 net acres in the DJ Basin
  • 2,700 Noble Energy employees and contractors live and work in the state
  • Weld County is producing 82% of the O & NG in Colorado

Come and learn more – register today – this will be an informative morning packed with good information. I usually highlight three things you will take away from our WORKshop, however, in November you will leave with an overflowing bucket of knowledge. I hope you will bring a friend.   Here’s more about our professional speakers:             Julie Cozad, who on Election Day, will become one of our newest Weld County Commissioners, so we will applaud and celebrate this next chapter in Julie’s professional career! Julie has been a Land Use Planner for almost 20 years, in both the public and private sectors and a Senior Planner at Tetra Tech since 2006. She is currently Deputy Operations Manager and Vice President of Engineering and Consulting Services for the Longmont office with 30 staff of Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers and Planners.  The Tetra Tech Longmont office specializes in permitting and designing oil and gas facilities, aggregate mining projects, dams and other water resource projects and private land development projects along the Front Range.  She is a current Board Member of FUEL which stands for Fostering Unity and Energizing Leadership.  FUEL is an alliance of Weld County civic and business leaders committed to advancing citizens’ understanding of the natural resource industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, sand and gravel resources and water. Julie and her husband Larry love being active outdoors and spending time with their three daughters and four grandsons. You can reach Julie at 970.587.9357or cozad4commissioner@gmail.com             Desirae Garcia, has been with Noble Energy Inc. for 9 years as a Facilities Assistant-in Gas Measurement. She is one of the youngest members of our presentation team, but she holds the most seniority from our Noble Team. Desirae is a Metro State graduate, with a strong project analyst/finance background.  Her laid back approachable manner, intellect and passion for protecting our environment draws people to openly ask her questions about the oil & gas production business. She is a young working Mom of a sensational 8-year-old little girl, with an exceptional fiancé. Desirae shares: “Energy does a lot of wonderful things, and adds a lot of comforts, and safety, to our lives. As a mother, I cannot help but be grateful for every comfort it provides my family, but as someone in the industry I think it’s vital to properly educate people on our operations.  I enjoy getting out of the office to speak to groups. I think it’s wonderful to be a source of industry credibility, and therefore I can empower those in our communities to make informed decisions!” You can reach Desirae at 970.304.5261 or dgarcia@nobleenergyinc.com             Katelyn Roberts, is the Senior Project Manager and Director of Operations, Rockies Region – EIS Solutions Inc. in the Denver Area and part of the Community & Government Relations Team at Noble. She specializes in Public Policy. Kate got her start as a White House intern for Mrs. Bush’s projects and policy office. Upon graduation, she was a member of Senator McCain and Governor Palin’s Advance Team for the 2008 Presidential cycle, and then served as Deputy Scheduler to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT) in the 111th Congress in Washington, D.C. Kate is a contractor for in the Community and Government Relations Department of Noble Energy Inc. where her client focus is on advocacy, community relations activities and communications. She received a MBA from the University of Denver in 2012, with an emphasis on communications. She also holds an undergraduate degree in international business from Ithaca College, in her home state of New York. Kate is also a gifted former dancer who makes her home in Denver with her boyfriend Logan.  You can reach  Katelyn at 720.420.4253 or kroberts@nobleenergyinc.com             Sherrie Merrow, like Roberts (and Helzer), has joined Noble Energy this year as a Contractor focusing on LNG/CNG Development using her vast knowledge as their corporate-wide CNG Advisor. For the past five years Sherrie has been responsible for policy and collaborative activities that would increase the usage of natural gas, including industrial usage, power generation, LNG export and primarily, CNG and LNG for on-road and off-road transportation applications. Her entrepreneurial, action oriented, team-building style has accumulated more than 30 years of management, sales and marketing experience in several industries including Transportation, Oil & Gas, Software Services and Telecommunications. She is coordinating the CNG School Bus program for Noble in all the communities around the world where Noble is doing business. She will share the impact the program is having in Weld County. Sherrie and her husband live in Berthoud. She holds degrees in Computer Science and Literature. You can reach Sherrie at 303.228.4062 or smerrow@nobleenergyinc.com Kristi Helzer, Community Relations Representative in Northern Colorado. Noble Energy Inc. In this newly added position, she is tasked with meeting the public and answering questions, providing informative presentations about Noble’s oil & natural gas exploration and production throughout our area.  She is also responsible for promoting employee community engagement and serves on the community outreach and donations committees based out of the Greeley office. Kristi is a life-long Weld resident whose roots are deeply embedded in agriculture, education and community advocacy. She is a UNC Alum and a cheerleader for the non-profit sector helping people with a hand-up when needed. She has spent the past 25 years as an educator and doing fundraising for a wide variety of Northern Colorado nonprofits through her own Marketing/Communications business. Kristi gave birth to Northern Colorado Women in Business in January 2009 because she believes in the power of women and supporting local businesses. Together NorCoWIB members are accomplishing so much more than they can individually. Through collaboration our members have established a well-respected presence in our community and we are making a difference. Kristi and her husband Richard have shared 37 adventuresome years of marriage and been blessed with two wonderful sons. They carve out time together supporting a variety of community events. They enjoy volunteering.  You can reach Kristi at 970.304.5293 or khelzer@nobleenergyinc.com               Facilitator, Kristi Helzer, gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business in January of 2009 when the failing economy was frustrating local business owners. This amazing organization is a Co-op to help business women – support each other in achieving our goals! We promote learning from each other and experts in their various fields to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do.  We believe in doing business locally to sustain a robust economy and a healthy community.             We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members. When you attend your first NorCoWIB Workshop, you become a member – where your participation is valued. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business. Members suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase each month. Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!